Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute
Courtesy Appointment, Mechancial Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
BioDavid Wettergreen is perhaps most well known for deploying robots around the world in polar and desert environments, and into volcanoes, caves, and locations that compel scientific investigation without human presence. His research focuses on robotic exploration. and, for nearly 20 years, has created robotic vehicles, and technologies in navigation and autonomy, and pioneered techniques for robotic investigation and automated scientific data analysis. Field investigations with innovative robots in challenging environments is a hallmark of his experimental method.
B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon, May 1987
M.S. in Software Systems, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon, May 1989
Dissertation: "Software Synthesis for Novel Robotic Systems"
Ph.D. in Robotics, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon, December 1995
Dissertation: "Robotic Walking in Natural Terrain"