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Henrik Christensen

Henrik Christensen

Dr Henrik I. Christensen is a Professor of Computer Science at Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering UC San Diego. He is also the director of the Institute for Contextual Robotics. Dr Christensen does research on systems integration, human-robot interaction, mapping and robot vision. The research is performed within the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory. He has published more than 350 contributions across AI, robotics and vision. His research has a strong emphasis on ‘real problems with real solutions’.

He is actively engaged in the setup and coordination of robotics research in the US (and worldwide). Dr Christensen received the Engelberger Award 2011, the highest honour awarded by the robotics industry. He was also awarded the “Boeing Supplier of the Year 2011”. Dr Christensen is a fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). His research has been featured in major media including CNN, NY Times and BBC.

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