David Wettergreen

Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute

Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

David Wettergreen

Source: College of Engineering


Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: NSH 2113

Website: http://www.ri.cmu.edu/person.html?person_id=638


David Wettergreen is perhaps most well known for deploying robots around the world in polar and desert environments, and into volcanoes, caves, and locations that compel scientific investigation without human presence. His research focuses on robotic exploration. and, for nearly 20 years, has created robotic vehicles, and technologies in navigation and autonomy, and pioneered techniques for robotic investigation and automated scientific data analysis. Field investigations with innovative robots in challenging environments is a hallmark of his experimental method.


B.S. in Mathematics/Computer Science, Mellon College of Science, Carnegie Mellon, May 1987

M.S. in Software Systems, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon, May 1989
Dissertation: "Software Synthesis for Novel Robotic Systems"

Ph.D. in Robotics, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon, December 1995
Dissertation: "Robotic Walking in Natural Terrain"


Full publication list: http://www.ri.cmu.edu/person.html?type=publications&person_id=638