Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Roland Siegwart discusses his career and work in robotics. Describing his involvement at Stanford, EPFL, and ETH, he outlines his contributions to the field. He comments on the state of robotics in Switzerland and…

Bruno Siciliano

University of Naples, Naples Italy Research Areas Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Mechatronics, Robots Biography Bruno Siciliano is Professor of Control and Robotics, Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Advanced Robotics in Surgery (ICAROS) and Coordinator of the PRISMA Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Naples Federico…

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…

Ralph Hollis

Carnegie Mellon University, PA United States Research Areas Automation, Mechatronics, Robots Biography Ralph Hollis was born in 1941 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Colorado. He then joined IBM Research, where he spent most of his time…