Dr. Richard VoylesAssociate Professor Phone: 303.871.2481 Email: email@example.com
Academic TitlePhD, Carnegie Mellon University
Office Information2390 S. York Street Clarence M. Knudson Hall, Rm 308 Denver, CO 80208
Areas of Research
Dr. Voyles received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1983, the M.S. in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 1989, and the Ph.D. in Robotics from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 1997. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at the University of Denver and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He was at the University of Minnesota from 1997 to 2006 and is a founding Site Director of the NSF Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Center, an NSF I/UCRC. Dr. Voyles' research interests are in the areas of robotics, mechatronics, artificial intelligence, and autonomic (reconfigurable) computing. Specifically, he is interested in the coordination of teams of robotic agents for common goals where resource constraints play an important role. One of the primary application domains is the field of urban search and rescue, for which he has developed the novel "TerminatorBot." Resource constraints of these small robots demand self-adaptation, which requires an infrastructure of reconfigurable computing. He is also interested in mobile manipulation, programming robots by human demonstration, agent-to-agent skill transfer, and MEMS and microassembly. His interests in computer vision include extracting 3-D models of objects from a moving camera. Dr. Voyles has additional expertise in sensors and sensor calibration, particularly haptic and force sensors.
Dr. Voyles' industrial experience includes IBM Corp., Integrated Systems, Inc., and Avanti Optics Corp. Dr. Voyles has founded two companies, Mark V Automation Corp. and Blue Sphynx Silicon Corp. and co-founded another in addition to serving on the Advisory Boards of various organizations, both for-profit and non-profit.