Development of technology and systems for advanced autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.
Design methods for complex ocean systems; autonomous inspection of in-water ships; design of ocean networks comprising groups of communicating vehicles as well as fluid and power systems.
Navigation and mapping for autonomous mobile robots, robotic localization and mapping applications below, on and above water in marine and river environments.
Historian and electrical engineer, an expert on human/machine relationships in broad technical, social, and historical contexts.
Distributed robotics, mobile computing, programmable matter and applications in environmental robotics.
Physics of flow-sensing in fish and marine mammals; achieving super-maneuverability in ocean vehicles through flow feedback control; development of biometric robots to study the agility of fish and cetaceans.