Award Name : Alan T. Waterman Award
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Robert J. Wood is a roboticist and a professor of electrical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and is the director of the Harvard Microrobotics Laboratory.He holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. At Harvard University, he directs the NSF-funded RoboBees project, a 5-year project to build a swarm of robotic bees.In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Reviews TR35 list and became a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.He won Alan T. Waterman Award in 2012 for the development of biologically-inspired robots with feature sizes on the micrometer to centimeter scale.