Kenneth Waldron

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Control Systems, Design Automation, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Ken Waldron was born in Sydney, Australia. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering Science from the University of Sydney in 1964 and 1965, respectively. He completed a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford…

Hendrik Van Brussel

KU Leuven, Leuven Belgium Research Areas Automation, Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Hendrik Van Brussel was born on October 24, 1944 in Ieper, Belgium. He obtained the degree of technical engineer in Mechanical Engineering from Hoger Technisch Instituut in Ostend, Belgium in 1965, and a M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering and…

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…

George Pappas

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States Research Areas Control Systems, Control Theory, Robot Programming, Robots Biography George Pappas was born in New York to Greek parents. At five he returned to Greece, where he completed primary education before returning to the United States for his undergraduate and graduate education. He studied Computer and…

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…

Ernst Dickmanns

Bundeswehr University, Munich Germany Research Areas Automation, Computer Science, Control Systems, Machine Intelligence, Machine Vision, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications Biography Ernst Dickmanns was born in Newcastle, near Cologne, Germany on January 4th, 1936. In 1956, following graduation from the Polz Gymnasium, he started practical work with Dornier Aircraft Engineering near Munich…

Peter Corke

Queensland University, Brisbane Australia Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Machine Vision, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications Biography Peter Corke was born in Melbourne, Australia on August 24th, 1959. He attended the University of Melbourne, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s in Electrical Engineering in 1980 and 1986, respectively. Following…

Norm Caplan

National Science Foundation (NSF), VA United States Research Areas Automation, Bioengineering, Communications, Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Robots Biography Norm Caplan was born in New York City on July 26, 1925. Upon graduation from High School he entered the U.S. Navy where he became an electronic technician, studying radar technology. Following discharge he attended the…

Herman Bruyninckx

KU Leuven, Leuven Belgium Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Mechanics, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Herman Bruyninckx was born on December 22nd, 1962 in Turnhout, Belgium. He attended Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (University of Leuven) in Belgium, completing three master’s degrees: Mathematics in 1984, Computer Science in 1987, and a postgraduate engineering degree in Mechatronics…