Marc Raibert

Robotics Panelist
Marc Raibert is the co-founder and President of Boston Dynamics Inc. (BDI), founded in 1992. Raibert's research is devoted to the study of systems that move dynamically, including physical robots and animated creatures. Boston Dynamics develops some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots, such as BigDog, Atlas, Cheetah, SandFlea and Spot. These robots are inspired by the remarkable ability of animals to move with agility, mobility, dexterity and speed. The robots at Boston Dynamic have life-like qualities and have the ability to handle real-world tasks.

Raibert was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT from 1986 to 1995. Prior to that, he was Associate Professor of Computer Science and Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon from 1980 to 1986. While at CMU and MIT Raibert founded the Leg Laboratory, a lab that helped establish the scientific basis for highly dynamic robots.

He is author of Legged Robots That Balance, published by MIT Press, serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Robotics Research, and was guest editor of two issues of IJRR devoted to legged systems. Raibert is a fellow of the AAAI, and is member of the National Academy of Engineering since 2008.