Dr. Goldie Nejat

Associate Professor · Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto

Goldie Nejat, PhD, P.Eng. is the Founder and Director of the Autonomous Systems and Biomechatronics (ASBLab) Laboratory

Biomedical Engineering Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Engineering Applied Mechanics and Design Robotics, Mechatronics and Instrumentation Human Factors/Ergonomics

Professor Nigel Crook

Professor of AI and Robotics and Founding Director of the Institute for Ethical AI · Oxford Brookes University

His work addresses how to equip artificially intelligent robotic systems with moral competence.

Neurocomputing Trust Artificial Intelligence Ethical AI Moral Robots

Dr Lola Canamero

Reader in Adaptive Systems and Head of the Embodied Emotion Cognition and (inter-) action Lab · University of Hertfordshire

Lola’s work explores the emotions between humans and robots, particularly when robots are used to provide therapy or learning opportunities.

Human-Robot Interaction Artificial Intelligence Robots Robots as Therapy

Erin Hunt

Program Manager · Mines Action Canada

Humanitarian disarmament expert focusing on indiscriminate weapons, victim assistance, casualties and international disarmament treaties.

Disarmament Landmines Cluster Munitions Nuclear Weapons Civil Society Campaigning

Selmer Bringsjord

Director, Rensselaer AI & Reasoning Lab; Professor, Cognitive Science and Computer Science · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Expert in logic and philosophy, specializing in AI and reasoning

Artifical Intelligence Philosophical Foundations of AI Computational Economics AI Systems Formal Logic

Henrik Christensen

Director, Contex Robotics Insitute · UC San Diego

Henrik Christensen is a national policy leader for the field of robotics and has testified before Congress on the subject.

Artificial Intelligence Human Robot Interaction Cognitive Robotics Robotics Autonomous Vehicles

Elizabeth Croft

Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Applied Science; Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Collaborative Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory · University of British Columbia

Professor Croft's research investigates how robotic systems can operate efficiently and effectively in partnership with people

Robotics Mechanical Engineering Human Robot Interaction Community Outreach Student Recruitment

Professor Jonathan Rossiter

Professor of Robotics and Head of the Soft Robotics Group · University of Bristol

Inventing soft robots that can fix human and environmental problems

Soft Robots Smart materials Robotics Robots Artificial Intelligence

Charlie Kemp

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Charlie Kemp is an expert on robots for intelligent physical assistance and is passionate about enabling robots to help people.

Intelligent Systems Mobile Manipulation Healthcare Robotics Assistive Robotics Human-Robot Interaction

Raja Roy

Assistant Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Raja Roy focuses on firm-level capabilities during tech disruptions of machine tools, industrial robotics & image sensors at high-tech firms

Innovation Ecosystems Entrepeneurship Disruptive Innovation Disruption Innovation

David Woods

Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering | College of Engineering · The Ohio State University

Releasing the adaptive power of human systems & innovating at the intersections of people, technology and work

Critical Care Medicine Human Centered Autonomy Nuclear Power Safety Military Command and Control Space Operations

Simon Garnier

Assistant Professor, College of Science and Liberal Arts · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Professor Garnier focuses on the study of collective behaviors and swarm intelligence in natural and artificial systems

Biological Sciences Swarm Robotics Interdisciplinary Education Collective Behavior Swarm Intelligence

Donghee Yvette Wohn

Assistant Professor · New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dr. Wohn studies the role of algorithms and social interactions in livestreaming, esports, gaming, and social media.

Algorithm and Society eSports Social Media Human-Computer Interaction

Dr Katie Bales

Lecturer in Law · University of Bristol

Addressing the legal complexities of forced migration in a globally hostile environment

Human Rights Low Pay Detention Centres Detainees Refugees

Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics & Control | College of Engineering · Villanova University

Hashem Ashrafiuon, PhD, is an expert on robotics, autonomous vehicles, and nonlinear dynamics and control.

Drones Advanced Dynamics Robotics System Dynamics Multibody Dynamics

Tanya Harrison

Director of Science Strategy · Planet Labs

Professional Martian who has worked on rocks and robots on the Red Planet.

Space and Astrophysics Climate Change Satellite Based Remote Sensing of the Earth/atmosphere System Earth Science Women in STEM Careers

C. Nataraj, PhD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering | College of Engineering · Villanova University

C. Nataraj, PhD, is an expert in unmanned vehicles, robotics, and diagnostic healthcare systems.

Autonomous Vehicles Unmanned Vehicles Robotics Drones Engineering

Sam Coogan

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Sam Coogan researches in the area of dynamical systems and focuses on developing tools for cyber-physical systems.

Formal Methods Cyber-Physical Systems Autonomous Systems Transportation Networks Control Theory

Xiaobo Tan

Foundation Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering · Michigan State University

Expert in robotic fish, mobile sensing in aquatic environments

Soft Robotics Underwater Robotics Underwater Sensing

Jaydev Desai

Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

Jaydev Desai is an expert in the areas of medical robotics, image guided surgical robotics, and surgical simulation.

Surgical Simulation Medical robotics Human Augmentation Image Guided Surgical Robotics