Mark Yim

University of Pennsylvania, PA United States Research Areas Control Design & Engineering Biography Mark Yim was born in Cheverly, Maryland. He obtained a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from Johns Hopkins University in 1987 and attended Stanford University where he completed a M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 and 1994, respectively. After graduating from…

Richard Volpe

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CA United States Research Areas Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors Biography Richard Volpe received a B.S. in Physics from Loyola College in Baltimore in 1984. He later attended Carnegie Mellon University where he completed a M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1986 and…

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…

Michael Sims

NASA Ames, Mountain View, California United States Research Areas Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Michael Sims was born on June 3rd, 1949 in Memphis Tennessee. He completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Rutgers University studying physics, mathematics, and computer science. In 1990, he received his Ph.D. in Mathematics/Computer…

Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Roland Siegwart discusses his career and work in robotics. Describing his involvement at Stanford, EPFL, and ETH, he outlines his contributions to the field. He comments on the state of robotics in Switzerland and…

Bruno Siciliano

University of Naples, Naples Italy Research Areas Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Mechatronics, Robots Biography Bruno Siciliano is Professor of Control and Robotics, Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Advanced Robotics in Surgery (ICAROS) and Coordinator of the PRISMA Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Naples Federico…

Carl Ruoff

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), CA United States Research Areas Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Control Systems, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Carl Ruoff was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Compton. He began his undergraduate education at Graceland College, dropping out briefly before enrolling to California…

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…

JunHo Oh

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon Korea, Republic of Research Areas Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Jun Ho Oh was born on October 3rd, 1954 in Seoul, South Korea. He received a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University in 1977 and 1979, respectively.…

Richard Murray

California Institute of Technology, CA United States Research Areas Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Control Systems, Control Theory, Optional Control, Robots Biography Richard Murray grew up in El Paso, Texas before going on to study undergraduate Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) in 1981. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical…