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Robin Murphy

Robin Murphy

Raytheon Professor
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
Texas A&M University


Robotics implementation in health support

Murphy helped create the fields of disaster robotics and human-robot interaction, deploying robots to twenty-nine disasters in five countries including the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, the Fukushima disaster, the Syrian boat refugee crisis, Hurricane Harvey, and the Kilauea volcanic eruption.

She has spoken at TED conferences and is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM).

Murphy’s contributions have been recognized with the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions, a US Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award medal, and the AUVSI Foundation’s Al Aube Award. She co-chaired workshops on robotics for infectious diseases for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation.