Rus named AAAI Fellow

May 4, 2009

Daniela Rus, EECS professor, and principal investigator and Associate Director of the Computer Science and Articificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL at MIT, was recently named a Fellow by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

As co-director of the Center for Robotics and director of the Distributed Robotics Lab, DRL, at CSAIL, Daniela Rus has noted the level of research attention in the field: “We are in the midst of a robotics revolution...Many people view robotics as the next major disruptive technology; our work at the Center focuses on making the notion of pervasive, ubiquitous robotics a reality.” Rus carries out extensive research programs on a wide range of applications from robotic fences to flood control with collaborators worldwide, including Japan, France, and Honduras.

The AAAI Fellows Program recognizes a small fraction of its membership each year for ten years or more of sustained contributions in the field of artificial intelligence. Current AAAI Fellows include EECS faculty members Rodney Brooks, Randall Davis, Eric Grimson, Leslie Kaelbling, Tomás Lozano-Pérez, Marvin Minsky, Gerald Sussman, and Peter Szolovits.

Congratulations Daniela!