On this interview, Lilly interviews Vijay Kumar, Professor and Dean on the College of Pennsylvania. He discusses coordination, cooperation, and collaboration in multi-robot techniques. He additionally explains the place he attracts inspiration from in his analysis, and why robotics has but to fulfill science fiction.
Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Household Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments within the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Utilized Mechanics, Laptop and Info Science, and Electrical and Programs Engineering on the College of Pennsylvania. Kumar’s group works on creating autonomous floor and aerial robots, designing bio-inspired algorithms for collective behaviors, and on robotic swarms. They’ve gained many greatest paper awards at conferences, and group alumni are leaders in educating, analysis, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Kumar is a fellow of ASME and IEEE and a member of the Nationwide Academy of Engineering.
Vijay Kumar has held many administrative positions within the College of Engineering and Utilized Science, together with director of the GRASP Laboratory, chair of Mechanical Engineering and Utilized Mechanics, and the place of the Deputy Dean. He served because the assistant director of robotics and cyber bodily techniques on the White Home Workplace of Science and Know-how Coverage.