Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Class of 1957 Career Development Professor
Alberto Rodriguez is the Class of 1957 Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. Alberto graduated in mathematics ('05) and telecommunication engineering ('06) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and earned his PhD (’13) from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He leads the Manipulation and Mechanisms Lab at MIT (MCube), researching autonomous dexterous manipulation, robot automation, and end-effector design.
Alberto has received best paper awards at conferences RSS’11, ICRA’13, RSS’18, IROS'18, and RSS'19, the 2018 Best Manipulation System Paper Award from Amazon, and has been finalist for best paper awards at IROS’16, IROS'18, ICRA'20 and RSS'20. He led Team MIT-Princeton in the Amazon Robotics Challenge between 2015 and 2017, and received Faculty Research Awards from Amazon in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and from Google in 2020. He is also the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Alberto Rodriguez Automation.