Roboticists:

Rachid Alami

LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse

France

Research Areas: Automation, Computing and Electronics, Control Design & Engineering, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots

Robert Ambrose

NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

United States

Research Areas: Computer Science, Mechanics

Tatsuo Arai

Japan

04 Nov 2013

Research Areas: Robots

Michael Arbib

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

United States

Research Areas: Computer Science, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots

Ronald Arkin

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

United States

Research Areas: Computing and Electronics, Engineering and Society, Ethics and Morals

Minoru Asada

Osaka University, Osaka

Japan

Research Areas: Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Image Processing, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Machine Vision, Pattern Recognition, Robots

Chris Atkeson

United States

23 Nov 2010

Research Areas: Humanoid Robots

Ruzena Bajscy

University of California (Berkeley), Berkeley, California

Berkeley,
Slovakia (Slovak Republic), United States

Research Areas: Autonomous Agents, Behavior-Based Systems, Biologically Inspired Robots, Brian-Machine Interface, Calibration and Identification, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Compliance and Impedance Control, Computer Science, Computer Vision for Medical Robotics, Computer Vision for Transportation, Computing and Electronics, Contact Modeling, Cybernetics, Discrete Event Dynamic Automation Systems, Domestic Robots, Dynamics, Education Robotics, Ethics and Philsophy, Force Control, Force and Tactile Sensing, Haptics and Haptic Interfaces, Human Factors and Human-in-the-Loop, Human-Centered Robotics, Human-computer Interaction, Hydraulic/Pneumatic Actuators, Image Processing, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Kinematics, Machine Vision, Motion Control, Nonholomonic Motion Planning, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Physically Assistive Devices, RGB-D Perception, Rehabilitation Robotics, Robot Audition, Robot Companions, Robot Safety, Robots, Robust/Adaptive Control of Robotic Systems, Sensor Fusion, Service Robots, Soft Material Robots, Telerobotics and Teleoperation, Virtuali Reality and Interfaces, Wearable Robots

George Bekey

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Robots

Jim Bobrow

University of California (Irvine), Irvine, California

United States

Research Areas: Algorithm Anaylsis, Biomedical Electronics, Computer Science, Computing and Electronics, Control Design & Engineering, Government, Optimization & Minimization, Robots

Bob Bolles

United States

18 Nov 2010

Research Areas: AI-Based Methods, Robots

Gary Bradsky

Industry

CEO, Founder OpenCV.org (Open Source Computer Vision Library non-profit) CEO, Founder OpenCV.ai (for-profit AI and computer vision contracting and products)

United States,
United States

09 Jun 2011

Research Areas: Agricultural Automation, Autonomous Vehicle Navigation, Calibration and Identification, Computer Vision for Automation, Computer Vision for Manufacturing, Computer Vision for Medical Robotics, Computer Vision for Other Robotics Applications, Computer Vision for Transportation, Deep Learning in Robotics and Automation, Dual Arm Manipulation, Factory Automation, Industrial Robots, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Intelligent and Flexible Manufacturing, Localization, Logistics, Mapping, Medical Robots and Systems, Motion and Path Planning, Object Detection, Segmentation and Categorization, Omnidirectional Vision, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Product Design, Development and Prototyping, RGB-D Perception, Recognition, Robot Safety, Robotics in Agriculture and Forestry, Sensor Fusion, Sensor Networks, Sensor-based Control, Software, Middleware and Programming Environments, Tendon/Wire Mechanism, Visual Learning, Visual Servoing, Visual Tracking, Visual-Based Navigation, Wheeled Robots

Herman Bruyninckx

KU Leuven, Leuven

Belgium

Research Areas: Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Mechanics, Robot Programming, Robots

Joel Burdick

California Institute of Technology (CalTech),NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

United States

Research Areas: Computing and Electronics, Mechanics

Norm Caplan

National Science Foundation (NSF), Alexandria, Virginia

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Bioengineering, Communications, Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Robots

Brian Carlisle

United States

21 Nov 2010

Research Areas: Robots

Alicia Casals

Spain,
United States

05 Jan 2015

Research Areas: Robots

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

Howie Choset

United States,
United States

15 Sep 2014

Research Areas: Robots

Peter Corke

Queensland University, Brisbane

Australia

Research Areas: Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Machine Vision, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications

John Craig

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots

Ron Daniel

Oxford University, Oxford, England

United Kingdom

Research Areas: Automation, Computing and Electronics, Control Design & Engineering, Control Theory, Human-computer Interaction, Manufacturing & Production, Robot Programming, Robots

Paolo Dario

University of Pisa & SSSA, Pisa

Italy

Research Areas: Bioengineering, Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors

Ernst Dickmanns

Bundeswehr University Munich, Neubiberg, Germany

Germany

Research Areas: Automation, Computer Science, Control Systems, Machine Intelligence, Machine Vision, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications

Ruedigger Dillman

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

30 Aug 2011

Research Areas: Autonomous Vehicle Navigation, Computer Science, Computer Vision for Medical Robotics, Dual Arm Manipulation, Grasping, Human Performance Augmentation, Humanoid Robots, Humanoid and Bipedal Locomotion, Kinematics, Medical Robots and Systems, Motion and Path Planning, Path Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots or Agents, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Reactive and Sensor-Based Planning, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensor Fusion, Sensor-based Control, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications

Terry Fong

NASA Ames Research Center

United States,
United States

10 Jun 2011

Research Areas: Agent-Based Systems, Autonomous Agents, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Collision Avoidance, Control Architectures and Programming, Cooperating Robots, Distributed Robot Systems, Field Robots, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Manipulation Planning, Mapping, Motion and Path Planning, Multi Robot systems, Networked Robots, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, Robotics in Hazardous Fields, Sensor Fusion, Simulation and Animation, Software, Middleware and Programming Environments, Space Robotics and Automation, Telerobotics and Teleoperation, Virtual Reality and Interfaces

Jodi Forlizzi

Carnegie Mellon University

United States,
United States

23 Nov 2010

Research Areas: Robots

Toshio Fukuda

Nagoya University

Japan ,
United States

25 Sep 2011

Research Areas: Automation, Robots

Brian Gerkey

Open Robotics

United States

09 Jun 2011

Research Areas: Multi Robot systems, Robots, Simulation and Animation, Software, Middleware and Programming Environments

Ken Goldberg

University of California (Berkeley), California

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Computing and Electronics

Norihiro Hagita

ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communicatuon Laboratories

Japan,
Japan

05 Nov 2013

Research Areas: Humanoid Robots, Robots

Shigeo Hirose

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo

Japan

Research Areas: Automation, Biomimetics, Cellular and Modular Robots, Cooperating Robots, Demining Systems, Field Robots, Gripping and Other End-Effectors, Industrial Robots, Localization, Marine Robots, Motion and Path Planning, Redundant Robots, Robot Programming, Robotics in Hazardous Fields, Robots, Search and Rescue Robots, Space Robotics and Automation, Surveillance Systems

Gerd Hirzinger

TU Munich, Munich

Germany

Research Areas: Control Design & Engineering, Man Machine Systems, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications

John Hollerbach

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

United States

Research Areas: Machine Vision, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors

Ralph Hollis

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Mechatronics, Robots

Ayanna Howard

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States,
United States

22 Jan 2015

Research Areas: AI-Based Methods, Autonomous Agents, Behavior-Based Systems, Biomedical Equipment, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Ethics and Philsophy, 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 and Fuzzy Control, Rehabilitation Robotics, Robot Companions, Robots, Search and Rescue Robots, Social Human-Robot Interaction, Space Robotics and Automation, Telerobotics and Teleoperation, Virtual Reality and Interfaces, Visual-Based Navigation

Hirochika Inoue

University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Japan

Research Areas: AI-Based Methods, Assembly, Compliance and Impedance Control, Compliant Assembly, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision for Automation, Computer Vision for Other Robotics Applications, Control Architectures and Programming, Control Design & Engineering, Dexterous Manipulation, Dual Arm Manipulation, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Force Control, Force and Tactile Sensing, Human-Centered Robotics, Humanoid Robots, Industrial Robots, Machine Vision, Mechanism Design, Optional Control, Parallel Robots, Parallel Robots, Reactive and Sensor-Based Planning, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensor Fusion, Sensor-based Control, Visual Servoing, Visual Tracking

Hiroshi Ishiguro

University of Tokyo, Tokyo

Japan

Research Areas: Human-computer Interaction, Image Processing, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors

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

Makoto Kaneko

Osaka University, Osaka

Japan

Research Areas: Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors, Sensors systems and applications

Frederic Kaplan

EPFL Lausanne

Switzerland

Research Areas: Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robots

Oussama Khatib

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots

Pradeep Khosla

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots

Sara Kiesler

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots

Richard Klafter

Temple University

United States,
United States

16 May 2012

Research Areas: Education Robotics, Optimization and Optimal Control, Robots

Daniel Koditschek

University of Pennsylvania

United States

23 May 2011

Research Areas: Robots

Petar Kokotovic

University of California (Santa Barbara), Santa Barbara, California

United States

Research Areas: Computing and Electronics

Jana Kosecka

Slovakia,
United States

23 Jan 2015

Research Areas: Robots

Kazuhiro Kosuge

Tohoku Univiversity

Japan,
United States

12 May 2012

Research Areas: Robots

Danica Kragic

Royal Institute of Technology - KTH

Croatia, Sweden,
United States

23 Jan 2015

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

Vijay Kumar

Ohio State University,
United States

25 May 2011

Research Areas: Kinematics, Robots

Jean-Paul Laumond

LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse

France

Research Areas: Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots

Daniel Lee

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots

Tomas Lozano-Perez

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

Matt Mason

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Assembly, Compliance and Impedance Control, Control Design & Engineering, Force Control, Industrial Robots, Industrial Robots, Manipulation Planning, Robot Programming, Robots

Maja Mataric

United States

Research Areas: Robots

Larry Matthies

Senior Research Scientist Jet Propulsion Laborary/California Institute of Technology

United States,
United States

03 Jun 2011

Research Areas: Aerial Systems: Perception and Autonomy, Computer Science, Computer Vision for Other Robotics Applications, Field Robots, Localization, Range Sensing, Robots, Sensor Fusion, Space Robotics and Automation, Visual-Based Navigation

John McCarthy

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Computing and Electronics, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots

Bob McGhee

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture, Military Computing, Robot Programming, Robots

Max Mintz

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Computer Science, Control Theory, Robot Programming, Robots

Francesco Mondada

EPFL Lausanne & K-Team, Lausanne

Switzerland

Research Areas: Mechanics, Mechatronics

Richard Murray

California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Control Systems, Control Theory, Optional Control, Robots

Radhika Nagpal

Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University

United States ,
United States

24 Jan 2015

Research Areas: Behavior-Based Systems, Biologically Inspired Robots, Education Robotics, Education Robotics, Micro/Nano Robots, Multi Robot systems, Robots, Swarms

Brad Nelson

ETH Zurich, Zurich

Switzerland

Research Areas: Bioengineering, Robots

Jean-Daniel Nicoud

EPFL Lausanne & K-Team, Lausanne

Switzerland

Research Areas: Robots

Nils Nilsson

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Logic, Pattern Recognition, Robots

Illah Nourbakhsh

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Human-computer Interaction, Robots

JunHo Oh

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon

Korea, Republic of

Research Areas: Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots

Allison Okamura

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots

George Pappas

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Control Systems, Control Theory, Robot Programming, Robots

Lynne Parker

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

United States,
United States

15 Dec 2017

Research Areas: AI-Based Methods, Agent-Based Systems, Autonomous Agents, Behavior-Based Systems, Big Data in Robotics and Automation, Cognitive Human-Robot Interaction, Cooperating Robots, Deep Learning in Robotics and Automation, Distributed Robot Systems, Gesture, Posture and Facial Expressions, Human Detection and Tracking, Learning and Adaptive Systems, Learning from Demonstration, Motion and Path Planning, Multi Robot systems, Networked Robots, Path Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots or Agents, Reactive and Sensor-Based Planning, Robots, SLAM, Sensor Networks, Social Human-Robot Interaction

Rolf Pfieffer

University of Zurich, Zurich

Switzerland

Research Areas: Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots

Robert Riener

ETH Zurich, Zurich

Switzerland

Research Areas: Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Equipment, Control Theory, Prosthetics, Robot Programming, Robots

Bernie Roth

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Control Design & Engineering, Design Automation, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots

Carl Ruoff

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Control Systems, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots

Ken Salisbury

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Design Automation, Human-computer Interaction, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots

Stefan Schaal

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

United States

Research Areas: Control Theory, Machine Learning, Robot Programming, Robots

Vic Scheinman

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Computing and Electronics, Manufacturing & Production, Mechanics

Bruce Shimano

Precise Automations, San Jose, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation Applications

Yoshiaki Shirai

Shibaura Institute of Technology

Japan,
United States

30 Aug 2011

Research Areas: Robots

Bruno Siciliano

University of Naples, Naples

Italy

Research Areas: Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Mechatronics, Robots

Roland Siegwart

ETH Zurich, Zurich

Switzerland

Research Areas: Automation Applications, Control Design & Engineering, Mechatronics, Robot Programming, Robots

Reid Simmons

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Computer Science, Computing and Electronics, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming

Michael Sims

NASA Ames, Mountain View, California

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Control Design & Engineering, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots

Luc Steels

Vrije Universitiet Brussels, Brussels

Belgium

Research Areas: Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Robots

Shigeki Sugano

Waseda University, Tokyo

Japan

Research Areas: Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Control Design & Engineering, Human-computer Interaction, Machine Intelligence, Robots

Gaurav Sukhatme

University of Southern California

United States,
United States

11 Nov 2010

Research Areas: Computer Science, Robots

Russ Taylor

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

United States

Research Areas: Robot Programming, Robots

Chuck Thorpe

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Robots

Dawn Tilbury

United States,
United States

22 Jan 2015

Research Areas: Robots

Carme Torras

Spain,
United States

23 Jan 2015

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 Robots, Perception for Grasping and Manipulation, Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Physically Assistive Devices, RGB-D Perception, Robot Companions, Task Planning

Masaru Uchiyama

Tohuku University

Japan,
Japan

03 Nov 2013

Research Areas: Aerial Systems: Applications, Flexible Robots, Haptics and Haptic Interfaces, Humanoid Robots, Manipulation Planning, Motion Control, Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking, Robots

Hendrik Van Brussel

KU Leuven, Leuven

Belgium

Research Areas: Automation, Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Robot Programming, Robots

Manuela Veloso

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Human-computer Interaction, Man Machine Systems, Robot Programming, Robots

Gianmarco Verrugio

Scuola di Robotica, Genova

Italy,
Italy

09 Nov 2010

Research Areas: Robots

Richard Volpe

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California

United States

Research Areas: Control Design & Engineering, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors

Richard Volz

Texas A&M University

United States

16 May 2012

Research Areas: Robots

Kenneth Waldron

Stanford University, Stanford, California

United States

Research Areas: Control Systems, Design Automation, Robot Programming, Robots

Red Whittaker

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Automation, Design Automation, Robots

Brian Wilcox

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California

United States

Research Areas: Computer Science, Robot Programming, Robots

Alan Winfield

University of Bristol, Bristol

United Kingdom

Research Areas: Computational and Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, Machine Intelligence, Robot Programming, Robots

Jing Xiao

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

United States,
United States

22 Jan 2015

Research Areas: Computer Science, Robots

Mark Yim

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United States

Research Areas: Control Design & Engineering

Shinichi Yuta

University of Tsukuba

Japan

11 Jul 2011

Research Areas: Robots