Robin Murphy

Robin Murphy is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the TEES Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue. She helped found the fields of disaster robotics and human-robot interaction, concentrating on developing human-centered AI for small ground, air, and marine robots. Murphy has deployed robots to over 25 disasters in five countries, including the 9/11 World Trade Center, Hurricane Katrina, and Fukushima, but her research also includes preparedness and prevention of disasters. Murphy's contributions to computing have been recognized with the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions.