Matt Johnson has been a researcher with IHMC since 2002. Matt is passionate about making robotic systems more flexible, resilient and effective through human-machine teamwork. In support of this, he is interested in robot control theory, human-centered computing, human factors, and interface design. Currently Matt is involved in several projects:
- National Robotics Initiative: Toward Humanoid Avatar for Co-exploration of Hazardous Environments
- As cool as it sounds…getting humanoid robots to do cool stuff.
- We are looking forward to partnering with NASA’s humanoid robot based on Robonaut in the next phase.
- The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC)
- AFRL Micro-Air Vehicles
- Matt is the PI on this project which is focused on enabling UAVs to operate in complex environments via human-machine teamwork.
- NASA rotorcraft noise minimization
- Matt is the PI on this project which is focused on using planning techniques to find reduced noise trajectories for rotorcraft.
Previous projects include:
- OZ flight display
- DARPA Augmented Cognition project
- NASA Human-Robot Teamwork
- DARPA Learning Locomotion.
- Applying semantic technologies to support information gathering and sharing
Matt has a PhD in Computer Science, a M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Matt retired from the Navy after 20 years of service as a Naval Aviator flying both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters. When not working on robots for IHMC he enjoys playing soccer.
For more details visit Matt’s website.