Micah H. Clark

Research Scientist

Micah H. Clark is a Research Scientist in the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). Micah is broadly interested in autonomy, cognitive and social psychology, philosophy of mind, knowledge representation & reasoning (KR&R), human systems integration (HSI), human robot interaction (HRI), behavioral economics, and machine ethics.

Prior to joining IHMC, Micah spent 15 years at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology where he worked in intelligent systems R&D fulfilling the complementary roles of AI technologist and practicing software systems engineer. Micah contributed to the success of many NASA missions including Deep Space 1 and the Remote Agent (a large-scale demonstration of AI and system autonomy), the comet impactor Deep Impact, and the Mars rovers ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’.

Micah received his PhD in Cognitive Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2010 under the tutelage of Selmer Bringsjord. In 1999, Micah received a B.S. in Computer Science and Philosophy, also from RPI.