Dr. Herman Herman
Dr. Herman Herman is the Director of NREC and has 25 years of experience in developing robotic vehicles, sensors and electronics for defense, agriculture, mining and other markets. His expertise include perception, sensor design and integration, robotic system design and integration, autonomy, communications, user interfaces, hardware, electronics and test bed design. Dr. Herman has been with NREC since its inauguration in 1996 and became the Director in 2015.
Dr. Herman holds a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Alonzo Kelly
Program Director, NREC
Professor, Robotics Institute
Dr. Alonzo Kelly has been active in mobile robotics for more than 25 years. Dr. Kelly covers both product development and fundamental research relating to industrial, nuclear, defense and space robotics systems. His expertise spans all aspects of mobile robotics, focusing on perception, cognition, control, position estimation, simulation, manipulation, visualization and human interfaces for mobile robots.
Dr. Kelly has been with NREC since its inauguration in 1996. Dr. Kelly holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Dimitrios Apostolopoulos
Program Director, NREC
Senior Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute
Dr. Dimitrios (Dimi) Apostolopoulos’ research focuses on using robotics for discovery and exploration, and as a workforce for hazardous duty and in demanding applications. His expertise covers robotic mobility, mechanisms, robot configuration and design, mechatronics, mechanics, dynamics and control. Dr. Apostolopoulos joined NREC in 1998.
Dr. Apostolopoulos holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Associate Director, NREC
Mr. Legault is the Associate Director at NREC. He oversees several departments and activities including business development, marketing, recruiting, project financial tracking, and contracts negotiation. Internally, Mr. Legault works with the support and technical staff to improve processes and operations, and position the organization for its continuous growth. Additionally, he works closely with commercial and government clients to identify problems operational needs that can be addressed with NREC robotics expertise and technology. Also, under Mr. Legault’s leadership, dedicated business development staff creates and manages new client relationships. They pursue new markets and applications that could benefit from robotics and create marketing communications programs to build awareness of the NREC brand.
Mr. Legault joined NREC in 2007 and holds a M.Sc. in Physics from Sherbrook University, Canada.
Director of Administration, NREC
Pam has been with Carnegie Mellon University for over 35 years. She oversees all administrative and financial activities for NREC. Mrs. Sellitti has been with NREC since its inauguration in 1996.