Dr. Robin R. Murphy is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, a TED speaker, and an IEEE, ACM, and AAAS Fellow. She founded the fields of disaster robotics and human-robot interaction and has deployed robots to over 30 disasters in five countries including the 9/11 World Trade Center, Fukushima, the Syrian boat refugee crisis, Hurricane Harvey, and the Kilauea volcanic eruption. She has over 200 publications, including the best-selling text book Introduction to AI Robotics and the award-winning Disaster Robotics. Dr. Murphy has served on numerous professional and government boards, including the Defense Science Board, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and the advisory committees for the Engineering and the CISE directorates at the National Science Foundation. Her contributions to robotics have been recognized with the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions, a US Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award medal, and other awards.
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Breakthroughs in Field Robotics
(4:40pm - 5:25pm)