Michael
A.
Gennert
Affiliate Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Computer Science
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Education
BS CS Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1980
BS EE Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1980
MS EECS Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1980
PhD EECS Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1987
Expert Bio

Professor Michael A. Gennert directs the WPI Humanoid Robotics Laboratory and was founding director of the Robotics Engineering program. He received the Sc.D. in EECS in 1987 from MIT. His research interests include humanoid robotics, computer vision, and robotics education.

Media Coverage

WPI Professor Says Mars Rover Landing a Leap Forward for Autonomous Robots

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Mike Gennert, professor of robotics engineering, offered his thoughts on the impact of NASA’s Perseverance rover landing on Mars. “Perseverance picked its own landing spot as it got near the surface,” said Gennert, “so it was able to avoid rocks and other obstacles as it landed.” In the TV segment, Gennert added that it has “much more autonomous ability” than other rovers.

WPI's Team Capricorn Competing in NASA's Space Robotics Challenge

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Mike Gennert, professor of robotics engineering; Carlo Pinciroli, assistant professor of robotics engineering; and Ashay Aswale, a PhD student in robotics engineering, were featured in a TV segment describing their participation in the NASA-sponsored Space Robotics Challenge. About a dozen undergraduate and graduate students have made measurable contributions in the competition.

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