Vic Scheinman

Stanford University, CA United States Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Manufacturing & Production, Mechanics Interview Synopsis Victor Scheinman was born in Georgia in 1942 and raised in New York City. He earned a B.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT and a M.S. and and engineers degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford. He is inventor…

Francesco Mondada

EPFL Lausanne & K-Team, Lausanne Switzerland Research Areas Mechanics, Mechatronics Biography Francesco Mondada was born on March 17, 1967 in Locarno, Switzerland. He received his M.Sc. in micro-engineering from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 1991 and his Ph.D. in 1997. While working on his thesis, Mondada created the Khepera robot with his…

Joel Burdick

California Institute of Technology (CalTech),NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) United States Research Areas Computing and Electronics, Mechanics Biography Joel Burdick was born in Rahway, New Jersey on May 22, 1959. He received his B.S. degree from Duke University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Burdick then moved onto Cal Tech, and became…

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…

Robert Ambrose

NASA Johnson Space Center, TX United States Research Areas Computer Science, Mechanics Biography Robert Ambrose was born in Boston, MA in 1964 and grew up in Houston, TX. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. After…