Kyle Usbeck runs the Autonomy Group at Systems and Technology Research (STR) as a Principal Scientist where he leads research and development efforts focused on collaborative autonomy, enabling autonomous robots to cooperate on shared objectives. Prior to working at STR, Kyle was the third employee at Philadelphia start-up, Drakontas, building situation awareness tools for first responders and he later helped to design and build the Team Awareness Kit (TAK) at Raytheon BBN Technologies. Kyle also ran the Unmanned Innovations Laboratory at BBN developing software for small unmanned aerial and ground systems, particularly those teaming with humans on common objectives. He has contributed to numerous DARPA efforts including OFFSET, Squad-X, C3D, PCAS, and META. Kyle Usbeck has a MS and BS in Computer Science from Drexel University, conducted research in Dr. William Regli’s Secure Wireless Agent Testbed (SWAT) laboratory, and was a visiting scientist at Dr. Austin Tate’s Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute (AIAI) at University of Edinburgh. He is a senior member of the ACM and IEEE.
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Breakthrough in Field Robotics
(1:50pm - 2:35pm)