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.
- Carnegie Mellon University