John Carff is a research associate at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). He received his B.S.(2007) and Masters in Computer Science(2009) from The University of West Florida. Mr. Carff started working for the Institute 2003 and currently works in the robotics department as a software programmer working on user interfaces for controlling various robots. John was a major contributor to IHMC micro-aerial vehicle project as well as the DARPA Robotics Challenge. He was the primary operator during the most recent DRC competition in which IHMC placed 2nd in the world. John builds and flies model aircraft including mutli-rotor craft in his spare time. Mr. Carff’s research interests include user interfaces, 3D modeling and simulations, robotics, and micro air vehicles.