The Most Important People Working In Robotics Today
By: Dylan Love | Posted 23 June 2014
Vijay Kumar is the UPS Foundation Professor with various appointments across the fields of computer science, engineering, and robotics. He’s currently the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
He’s particularly interested in aerial robots (read: drones) and designs robotic algorithms inspired by group behavior in nature.
He’s won numerous scientific awards, particularly the 1997 Freudenstein Award for “significant accomplishments in mechanisms and robotics”, the 2012 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award, the 2012 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Distinguished Service Award.