Stefan Schaal

University of Southern California, CA United States Research Areas Control Theory, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Stefan Schaal was born in Germany. He completed his primary education at the Technical University of Munich, where he received his M.S. and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence in 1988 and 1991, respectively. From 1991 to…

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…

Tomas Lozano-Perez

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA United States Research Areas AI-Based Methods, Collision Avoidance, Grasping, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Machine Learning, Manipulation Planning, Mobile Manipulation, Motion and Path Planning, Recognition, Robot Programming, Robots, Task Planning Biography Tomas Lozano-Perez was born in Guantánamo, Cuba on August 21, 1952. Leaving Cuba at the age of ten, he spent…

Daniel Lee

University of Pennsylvania, PA United States Biography Daniel Lee was born near San Francisco, California. He received a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University in 1990 and a Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1995. He served six years in the Theoretical Physics and Biological Computation departments at…

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…

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…

Raja Chatila

LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse France Research Areas Automation, Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Human-computer Interaction, Image Processing, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots Biography Raja Chatila was born on January 29th, 1952 in Damascus, Syria. He attended school in Syria, until left he left at the age of seventeen to pursue higher studies in France.…