Robin Murphy

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Biography

Robin Roberson Murphy (IEEE Fellow) is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M, Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and the Center for Emergency Informatics. She received a B.M.E. in mechanical engineering, a M.S. and Ph.D in computer science in 1980, 1989, and 1992, respectively, from Georgia Institute of Technology. She has over 150 publications on artificial intelligence, human-robot interaction, and robotics including the Introduction to AI Robotics and Disaster Robotics. Her insertion of tactical ground, air, and marine robots at 16 disasters includes the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima, and the Washington mudslides. This has led to numerous professional awards, such as the Motohiro Kisoi award and the AUVSI Foundation Al Aube award, as well as being declared an “Innovator in AI” by TIME, an “Alpha Geek” by WIRED Magazine, and one of the “Most Influential Women in Technology” by Fast Company. Dr. Murphy is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Administrative Committee and co-founded the Technical Committee on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics and its annual conference. She serves on several government and professional boards, most recently the Defense Science Board.

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