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Weapons & Systems Engineering

Robotics Faculty

The faculty of the robotics group possess a wide range of expertise, combining controls, estimation, dynamics and kinematics, and image processing.  They also come from a diverse set of academic background including Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.   In addition, the Naval Academy strives to maintain a mixture of civilian tenure track faculty and Naval and Marine officers with technical degrees and relevant operational experience.

  • Bishop, Brad, Ph.D.

    Professor Systems Engineering
    Research Interests
    Multi-robot coordination (swarms), Unmanned surface ships, Motion control

  • Dawkins, Jeremy, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor Systems Engineering
    Research Interests
    Vehicle Modeling and Simulation, Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Multi-Vehicle Collaboration, Vehicle State Estimation

  • DeVries, Levi, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor Systems Engineering
    Research Interests
    Cooperative Control of Multi-Vehicle Systems, Adaptive Sampling of Spatiotemporal Processes with Multi-Agent Groups, Bio-inspired Robotics


  • Feemster, Mathew, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor Systems Engineering
    Research Interests
    Nonlinear and Adaptive Control, Unmanned Surface Ships

  • Knowles, Ken, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus Systems Engineering
    Research Interests
    Manipulation

  • Kutzer, Michael, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor Systems Engineering
    Research Interests
    Robotic Manipulation, Mechanisms Design and Characterization, Continuum Manipulators, Redundant Mechanisms, Modular Systems



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