Dr. Herman is the Director of the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) and a Principal Commercialization Specialist with extensive experience in robotic system design and integration, sensor design and integration, image processing, system engineering, and program management. His areas of interest include perception, electronics, teleoperation, manipulation, autonomy, and more. He developed numerous robotic vehicles and sensor suites for defense and commercial applications. His work in land mine detection led to the development of robotic platforms for military and humanitarian demining applications and a computer vision-based training system for hand-held land mine detectors. He is also the sensor pod and electronics lead for the Tartan Rescue Team, NREC’s entry in the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Dr. Herman holds a PhD in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in computer science from the University of Illinois.
Enhanced Teleoperation (Mini-SACR); Enhanced Teleoperation (SACR); EOD Robot Operator Assist; Manipulator Coordination (ACMM); Vehicle Safeguarding; Black Knight; Learning Robots (LAGR); Peat Moss Harvesting; Safety for UGVs; Sweep Monitoring;
Mobile Security Robot;
3D Visualization for EOD Robots;
High Speed Teleoperation;
Counter Mine Mobility, Marking, and Detection;
Tartan Rescue Team
3D Range Sensing; Image Processing; Manipulation; Operator Interfaces; Electromechanical Design; System Integration & Testing
For a more detailed description of research interests and papers see: