Robin Popplestone

Professor Robin Popplestone passed away in April of 2004.

He joined UMass in 1986 from his previous appointment as Reader in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). His pioneering work in robotics and computer language design were recognised when he was selected to be one of the founding fellows of the AAAI.

His research interests includes Geometric Reasoning, Assembly Planning, and Visual Servoing.

My Approach to Robotics - by Robin Popplestone

Career Summary

Below is a chronological list of the main research activities of Professor Popplestone.

Functional and Interactive Computer Language Design
Integrating Operating System Design with Language Design
Early Development of the POP Language
"Freddy" - A Versatile Assembly Robot.
Integrating Engineering Knowledge in a Design System
Fine Motion Planning for Robotic Assembly