Robot intelligence, mobility, cooperation artificial intelligence in medicine and rehabilitation.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1962, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA..I came to USC after several years in industry (Beckman Instruments and TRW Systems). During my early years at USC I helped to establish the first computer center in the School of Engineering, I started the Biomedical Engineering Department and served as the first Chairman of the Electrical Engineering-Systems Department. From 1984 to 1989 I was Chairman of the Computer Science Department. My research moved from hybrid computatation to human-machine systems, system identification (with emphasis on models of biological systems) and robotics. I am a Fellow of the IEEE, the AAAI, and the AAAS, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. USC has honored me with an appointment as University Professor and as a recipient of the Presidential Medallion.