Jing Xiao

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA United States Research Areas Computer Science, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Dr. Xiao talks about her education, how she became interested in robotics, her developing research interests, her collaboration with colleagues and students, and the questions and challenges in moving the robotics field forward. She also touches on issues of…

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,…

Carme Torras

Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC), Spain United States Research Areas AI-Based Methods, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Collision Avoidance, Computational Geometry, Dual Arm Manipulation, Ethics and Philosophy, Formal Methods in Robotics and Automation, Grasping, Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop, Human-Centered Robotics, Kinematics, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Learning from Demonstration, Manipulation Planning, Motion and Path Planning, Parallel Robots, Parallel…

Dawn Tilbury

University of Michigan, MI United States Research Areas Robots Biography Dawn Tilbury was born in Minnesota in 1966. Tilbury studied Electrical Engineering and went to University of California, Berkeley for her graduate school studies. At Berkeley, Tilbury took courses on controls and developed an interest in robotics. For her doctorate thesis, Tilbury worked on developing…

Allison Okamura

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Allison Okamura was born in Fontana, California. She received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in 1994, and her master’s and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Currently…

Radhika Nagpal

Harvard University, MA United States Research Areas Behavior-Based Systems, Biologically Inspired Robots, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Micro/Nano Robots, Multi Robot systems, Robots, Swarms Biography Radhika Nagpal is the Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University. She was born in the United States…

Maja Mataric

University of Southern California, CA United States Research Areas Robots

Danica Kragic

Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm Sweden Research Areas Assembly, Deep Learning in Robotics and Automation, Dexterous Manipulation, Grasping, Human Detection and Tracking, Industrial Robots, Learning from Demonstration, Manipulation Planning, Mobile Manipulation, Object Detection, Segmentation and Categorization, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Sensor Fusion, Service Robots, Visual Learning Biography Danica Kragic is a Professor…

Jana Kosecka

George Mason University, VA United States Research Areas Robots Biography Jana Kosecka was born in modern day Slovakia, and received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. Afterwards she came to the United States to continue her studies at the University of Pennsylvania and…

Ayanna Howard

Ohio State University, OH United States Research Areas AI-Based Methods, Autonomous Agents, Behavior-Based Systems, Biomedical Equipment, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Field Robots, Gesture, Posture and Facial Expressions, Haptics and Haptic Interfaces, Human Detection and Tracking, Human-Centered Robotics, Humanoid Robots, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Learning from Demonstration, Legged Robots, Multi Robot systems, Neural…