Dr. Martin Buehler pursued an academic career in robotics (Yale Ph.D. 1990, MIT PostDoc 1990/91, McGill tenured professor 1997) where he invented and developed several ground breaking, dynamically stable legged robots, including RHex, Scout I/II, ARL Monopod, and others. After 12 years in academia, he moved to Boston Dynamics in 2003 as Director of Robotics and Chief Engineer for the DARPA BigDog project. He also acted as a Principal Investigator for several other legged robot programs, like the DARPA RHex, RiSE, LittleDog projects.
Since 2008 he has been with iRobot Corporation, where he is currently the Director of Research for Manipulation and Mobility. He applies his unique industrial-academic experience to leading teams that develop fieldable robotics technologies that make a difference in people’s lives. Martin Buehler served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Robotics Research. Currently he is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Field Robotics. He has over 100 publications on mobile robots, manipulation and motor control, and co-edited the Springer books on the DARPA Grand and Urban Challenges.
Further information www.irobot.com and www.martinbuehler.net