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Marc Raibert

Director, Boston Dynamics
Dynamic Robots

Marc Raibert is Director of Boston Dynamics, a company that develops some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots, such as BigDog, Atlas, Cheetah, SandFlea and the AlphaDog.  These robots are inspired by the remarkable ability of animals to move with agility, mobility, speed and grace.  Before starting Boston Dynamics, Raibert was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT from 1986 to 1995.  Before that he was Associate Professor of Computer Science and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon from 1980 to 1986.  While at MIT and Carnegie Mellon Raibert founded the Leg Laboratory, a lab that helped establish the scientific basis for highly dynamic legged robots.  Raibert joined the MIT AI Lab as a graduate student in 1974 and earned a PhD in 1977.  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.