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…

Reid Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Computer Science, Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming Interview Synopsis In this interview, Simmons discusses his introduction to robotics during his graduate years and his start in the industry and at Carnegie Mellon. He outlines his research work and describes the difficulties in…

Ken Salisbury

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Design Automation, Human-computer Interaction, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Ken Salisbury was born in Schenectady, New York. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1975, 1977, and 1982, respectively. From 1982-1999, he served as…

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…

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…

Illah Nourbakhsh

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Human-computer Interaction, Robots Biography Illah Nourbakhsh was born in Tehran, Iran. He completed his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University in 1992, 1994, and 1996, respectively. Joining the staff at Carnegie Mellon in 1997, he currently serves as a Professor of Robotics,…

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…

Sara Kiesler

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Sara Kiesler was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She first attended Simmons College in Boston where she studied psychology, specializing in social psychology. She later completed an M.A. in Psychology at Stanford in 1963 and Ph.D. in Psychology at Ohio…

Ray Jarvis

Monash University, Melbourne Australia Research Areas Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Image Processing, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Machine Vision, Pattern Recognition, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Ray Jarvis was born on January 9, 1941 in Rangoon, Burma. He spent his early childhood there until he moved to Australia in 1947. He completed…