Marc Raibert Keynote Speaker

  • Executive Director of The AI Institute and Founder of Boston Dynamics
  • Former professor of Computer Science and Robotics at MIT
  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Marc Raibert's Biography

Marc Raibert is a life-long roboticist, starting his robotics career over 45 years ago as a graduate student at MIT, where he wrote software that learned the dynamics of a robot manipulator. He spent 18 years as an academic researcher and tenured faculty at CalTech/JPL, Carnegie Mellon University, and MIT. He founded the Leg Laboratory, a lab that helped establish the scientific basis for highly dynamic robots and that set the stage for ground-breaking work on dynamic robots. He spent 30 years leading Boston Dynamics, arguably the most influential pure-play robotics research organization in the world, having produced robots such as BigDog, Atlas and Stretch, and that now delivers Spot robots to users around the world. Currently, Raibert is the Executive Director of The AI Institute, a new research lab focused on the most important problems in robotics and AI.

Raibert is highly visible in the robotics community, having given numerous keynote lectures and interviews, including TED, 60 Minutes, Turing Institute, WebSummit, Wired 25, MARS, REMARS, and many others. Raibert is a Founding Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2008, was named a Pioneer in Robotics by IEEE in 2022, and received the Engelberger Award in 2022. Recently he was included in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in AI. Two of Raibert’s robots were inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012.

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Videos of Marc Raibert

TED2017 | Meet Spot, the Robot Dog that can Run, Hop and Open Doors
TED2017 | Meet Spot, the Robot Dog that can Run, Hop and Open Doors
Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert
Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert
MIT AI: Boston Dynamics (Marc Raibert, CEO)
MIT AI: Boston Dynamics (Marc Raibert, CEO)
d!talk Keynote Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics, LIVE Robotic Show
d!talk Keynote Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics, LIVE Robotic Show

Books by Marc Raibert

Marc Raibert
Legged Robots That Balance (Artificial Intelligence)

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