Alan Winfield

University of Bristol, Bristol United Kingdom Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Winfield discusses his career and contributions in robotics, focusing on his work at UWE Bristol. Outlining his involvement in robotics projects, especially those concerning swarm and social robotics, he discusses the…

Manuela Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Human-computer Interaction, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Manuela Veloso was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She completed a Licenciatura degree in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico in 1980 and 1984,…

Shigeki Sugano

Waseda University, Tokyo Japan Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Control Design & Engineering, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Sugano discusses his career in the field of robotics. He outlines his time at Waseda University and his involvement with several robotics projects, including the WABOT-2 and TWENDY-ONE systems. Commenting on…

Luc Steels

Vrije Universitiet Brussels, Brussels Belgium Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Steels discusses his career in robotics, particularly in regards to Artificial Intelligence and language. He outlines his research contributions at MIT, Schlumberger, Sony, and VUB, especially his involvement in the development of agent-based systems and…

Bernie Roth

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Control Design & Engineering, Design Automation, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Bernie Roth was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He attended the City College of New York as an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering. Following graduation, he earned a position there…

Rolf Pfieffer

University of Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Rolf Pfeifer was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He received his master’s degree in Physics and Mathematics, and his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He then spent three years at Carnegie…

Nils Nilsson

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Logic, Pattern Recognition, Robots Biography Nils Nilsson was born in Saginaw, Michican in 1933. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with a specialty in information theory, from Stanford University in 1958. He then began research at SRI International…

Bob McGhee

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, CA United States Research Areas Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Military Computing, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Bob McGhee was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929. He received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1952. Following graduation, he served three years of…

John McCarthy

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computing and Electronics, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography John McCarthy was born in Boston, Massachusetts on September 4, 1927. He earned a B.S. in mathematics at Cal Tech in 1947 and a Ph.D. in mathematics at Princeton in 1951. A computer…

Frederic Kaplan

EPFL Lausanne Switzerland Frederic Kaplan EPFL Lausanne Switzerland Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Kaplan outlines his career in robotics, starting from Sony all the way to his position at EPFL. He discusses his contributions to various robotics projects, including the Sony AIBO robot, and…