Dr. Mohammad Khansari is a post-doc at Robotics Group, at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University. His research study lies at the intersection of two exciting fields: control theory and machine learning. More specifically, He uses control theory to properly define dynamics of robots, and leverage machine learning to endow them with the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks in complex unstructured environments. He received his PhD in Robotics from EPFL (2012) and his MSc (2008) and BSc (2005) in Aerospace Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.
Samir Menon is a Ph.D. student at Robotics Group, at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University. His research involves applying insights from humanoid robotics to predict how the brain should coordinate multiple tasks, and using functional magnetic resonance imaging to identify the brain regions responsible.
Dr. Shuyun Chung is a post-doc at Robotics Group, at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University. His research work on robotics including humanoid locomotion planning/control, planning under uncertainty, SLAM with scene prediction, and human behavior understanding. His pioneering work on humanoid robotics, SupraPeds, has been featured at the News/Discovery Channel of National Science Foundation in 2014. Dr. Chung received his PhD in National Taiwan University (2010).
Prof. Oussama Khatib received his Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from Sup’Aero, Toulouse, France, in 1980. He is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. His work on advanced robotics focuses on methodologies and technologies in human-centered robotics including humanoid control architectures, human motion synthesis, interactive dynamic simulation, haptics, and human- friendly robot design. He is Co-Editor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics series, and has served on the Editorial Boards of several journals as well as the Chair or Co-Chair of numerous international conferences. He co-edited the Springer Handbook of Robotics, which received the PROSE Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and has served the Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) as a Distinguished Lecturer, as a member of the Administrative Committee, and as the Program Chair of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2000. He is the President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) and a recipient of the Japan Robot Association (JARA) Award in Research and Development. He also received the 2010 IEEE RAS Pioneer Award in Robotics and Automation for his fundamental pioneering contributions in robotics research, visionary leadership, and life-long commitment to the field.