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AI 2000 Robotics Most Influential Scholars

The 2020 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in Robotics are the top 10 most cited scholars from the top venues of this field over the past 10 years (2009–2019). The top 11–100 most cited scholars are recognized as AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention. The identified top venues of this field are IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation(ICRA) and IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS), which published 18614 papers authored by 35329 scholars between 2009 and 2019.
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Most Influential Scholars

Wolfram Burgard

Professor

University of Freiburg, Department of Computer Science

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 9597
views: -h-index: 110#Paper: 841#Citation: 80334
Radu B. Rusu

CEO、Co-Founder

Fyusion, Inc

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 8260
views: -h-index: 42#Paper: 97#Citation: 13844
Roland Siegwart

Professor

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 7536
views: -h-index: 100#Paper: 1099#Citation: 50189
Michael Beetz

Professor

Faculty for Mathematics & Informatics, University Bremen

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 5060
views: -h-index: 58#Paper: 508#Citation: 15647
views: -h-index: 100#Paper: 403#Citation: 43776
Darwin G. Caldwell

Director

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) IIT

Italy

Total citations of the selected papers: 4937
views: -h-index: 50#Paper: 577#Citation: 10353
Daniel Cremers

Professor

Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Munich

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 4909
views: -h-index: 69#Paper: 263#Citation: 20410
Vijay Kumar

Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 4778
views: -h-index: 81#Paper: 1083#Citation: 25084
Jürgen Sturm

Senior Software Engineer

Google

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 4541
views: -h-index: 27#Paper: 56#Citation: 3938
Stefan Schaal

Professor

Department of Computer ScienceNeuroscience Program, University of Southern California

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 3857
views: -h-index: 88#Paper: 451#Citation: 37944

Most Influential Scholars Honorable Mention

Daniela Rus

Professor

Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 3717
views: -h-index: 88#Paper: 658#Citation: 29712
views: -h-index: 2#Paper: 5#Citation: 3584
Siddhartha Srinivasa

Professor

Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 3568
views: -h-index: 56#Paper: 292#Citation: 11904
Dieter Fox

Professor

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington/NVIDIA/Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 3543
views: -h-index: 114#Paper: 369#Citation: 72571
views: -h-index: 69#Paper: 194#Citation: 24826
Davide Scaramuzza

Professor

University of Zurich

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 3523
views: -h-index: 57#Paper: 223#Citation: 19158
Giorgio Grisetti

Assistant professor

Dept. of Systems and Computer Science La Sapienza University of Rome

Italy

Total citations of the selected papers: 3348
views: -h-index: 35#Paper: 119#Citation: 10181
Gerd Hirzinger

Professor

Institut für Informatik VI Technische Universität München

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 3068
views: -h-index: 61#Paper: 591#Citation: 15177
Nikolaos Tsagarakis

Senior Researcher

Dept. of Advanced Robotics Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology)

India

Total citations of the selected papers: 3053
views: -h-index: 45#Paper: 296#Citation: 7787
Robert J. Wood

Professor

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 3029
views: -h-index: 74#Paper: 407#Citation: 23470
Alin Albu Schäffer

Professor

DLR-German Aerospace Center, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 2872
views: -h-index: 56#Paper: 312#Citation: 12649
Nico Blodow

Researcher

Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Technische Universität München

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 2652
views: -h-index: 20#Paper: 33#Citation: 5260
Rainer Kümmerle

Research Assistant

Department of Computer Science at the University of Freiburg

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 2635
views: -h-index: 24#Paper: 50#Citation: 4905
Marc Pollefeys

Professor

Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich/Microsoft

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 2559
views: -h-index: 89#Paper: 505#Citation: 29860
Raffaello D'Andrea

Professor

Automatic Control, ETH Zurich

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 2544
views: -h-index: 45#Paper: 165#Citation: 6959
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 47#Citation: 4969
views: -h-index: 33#Paper: 79#Citation: 5826
Sergey Levine

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley/Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Washington

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 2438
views: -h-index: 76#Paper: 316#Citation: 21857
Xiaofeng Ren

chief scientist

Institute of Data Science and Technologies (iDST), Alibaba

China

Total citations of the selected papers: 2340
views: -h-index: 46#Paper: 81#Citation: 12111
Felix Endres

Ph.D. Student

Department of Computer Science at the University of Freiburg, Germany

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 2335
views: -h-index: 4#Paper: 9#Citation: 139
Stephan Weiss

Professor

THE UNIVERSITY OF KLAGENFURT TURNS

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 2285
views: -h-index: 19#Paper: 27#Citation: 2723
views: -h-index: 18#Paper: 29#Citation: 5539
Nikolas Engelhard

Researcher

Technical University of Munich

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 2264
views: -h-index: 5#Paper: 6#Citation: 2395
views: -h-index: 54#Paper: 296#Citation: 16115
views: -h-index: 57#Paper: 205#Citation: 20160
Danica Kragic

Professor

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

Total citations of the selected papers: 2061
views: -h-index: 59#Paper: 389#Citation: 11022
Sachin Chitta

Founder

Kinema Systems Inc

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 2021
views: -h-index: 22#Paper: 53#Citation: 2486
Sebastian Thrun

Professor

Computer Science Department, Stanford University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 2008
views: -h-index: 139#Paper: 508#Citation: 92583
Nicholas Roy

Professor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1981
views: -h-index: 61#Paper: 216#Citation: 17378
Kevin Lai

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China

Total citations of the selected papers: 1928
views: -h-index: 34#Paper: 52#Citation: 12553
Sebastian Scherer

Associate Research Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1886
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 116#Citation: 3289
Mrinal Kalakrishnan

Senior Roboticist

Google AI

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1859
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 42#Citation: 3011
Ashutosh Saxena

Assistant professor

Cornell University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1829
views: -h-index: 48#Paper: 225#Citation: 10436
Michael Kaess

Assistant Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1811
views: -h-index: 32#Paper: 236#Citation: 7051
Jan Peters

Professor

Computer Science Department of the Technische Universitaet Darmstad

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 1799
views: -h-index: 64#Paper: 508#Citation: 19991
Christian Forster

Computer Vision Engineer

Oculus VR (Facebook)

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1798
views: -h-index: 14#Paper: 27#Citation: 1764
Tamim Asfour

Professor

High Performance Humanoid Technologies Lab (H2T), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 1769
views: -h-index: 33#Paper: 262#Citation: 5258
views: -h-index: 17#Paper: 44#Citation: 2115
Dmitry Berenson

Assitant Professor

University of Michigan

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1745
views: -h-index: 26#Paper: 64#Citation: 3550
Daniel Mellinger

Engineer

School of Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1679
views: -h-index: 13#Paper: 18#Citation: 4304
Jonas Buchli

Assistant Professor

ETH Zürich

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 1676
views: -h-index: 34#Paper: 134#Citation: 4576
J. Andrew Bagnell

Professor

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1617
views: -h-index: 52#Paper: 165#Citation: 15009
Kai O. Arras

Assistant Professor

DFG Junior Research Group, Social Robotics Laboratory

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 1614
views: -h-index: 41#Paper: 143#Citation: 5810
Nathan Michael

Professor

The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1585
views: -h-index: 37#Paper: 128#Citation: 6766
views: -h-index: 68#Paper: 294#Citation: 30208
views: -h-index: 16#Paper: 39#Citation: 2378
Peter K. Allen

Professor

Department of Computer Science, Columbia University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1524
views: -h-index: 50#Paper: 147#Citation: 8750
views: -h-index: 23#Paper: 54#Citation: 2234
Howie Choset

Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1484
views: -h-index: 65#Paper: 512#Citation: 19688
Antonio Bicchi

Professor

IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Italy

Total citations of the selected papers: 1480
views: -h-index: 54#Paper: 483#Citation: 14459
Gaurav Sukhatme

Professor

Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1465
views: -h-index: 89#Paper: 692#Citation: 28919
Sangbae Kim

Associate Professor

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1444
views: -h-index: 39#Paper: 256#Citation: 8409
Dinesh Manocha

Professor

Center for Computer Science and Engineering, University of Maryland

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1438
views: -h-index: 107#Paper: 833#Citation: 43533
Ken Goldberg

Professor

Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1429
views: -h-index: 71#Paper: 519#Citation: 19384
Russ Tedrake

Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1419
views: -h-index: 43#Paper: 146#Citation: 5871
Heinrich H. Bülthoff

Professor

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 1413
views: -h-index: 76#Paper: 592#Citation: 35636
views: -h-index: 25#Paper: 63#Citation: 3036
Emilio Frazzoli

Professor

MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1397
views: -h-index: 66#Paper: 487#Citation: 19813
views: -h-index: 9#Paper: 22#Citation: 1711
Paul Newman

Professor

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

Total citations of the selected papers: 1358
views: -h-index: 56#Paper: 278#Citation: 18602
Henrik I.Christensen

Professor

University of California, San Diego

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1353
views: -h-index: 56#Paper: 395#Citation: 11521
Martial Hebert

Professor

School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1348
views: -h-index: 89#Paper: 408#Citation: 29777
Shaojie Shen

Professor

Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China

Total citations of the selected papers: 1339
views: -h-index: 26#Paper: 113#Citation: 3311
Jur Van Den Berg

Assistant Professor

School of Computing, University of Utah

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1330
views: -h-index: 38#Paper: 71#Citation: 6515
Paolo Robuffo Giordano

Associate Professor

CNRS

France

Total citations of the selected papers: 1327
views: -h-index: 31#Paper: 160#Citation: 3266
Maxim Likhachev

Assistant Professor

Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1317
views: -h-index: 4#Paper: 12#Citation: 149
Jonathan P. How

Professor

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1311
views: -h-index: 81#Paper: 759#Citation: 26060
Kaspar Althoefer

Professor

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom

Total citations of the selected papers: 1300
views: -h-index: 34#Paper: 349#Citation: 5271
Sertac Karaman

Associate Professor

MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1281
views: -h-index: 40#Paper: 188#Citation: 8695
Ronald Fearing

professor

Univ. of California

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1281
views: -h-index: 62#Paper: 227#Citation: 19008
Marco Hutter

Assistant Professor

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 1271
views: -h-index: 27#Paper: 140#Citation: 3085
Evangelos Theodorou

Assistant Professor

Departments of Computer Science and Neuroscience, University of Southern California

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1265
views: -h-index: 23#Paper: 125#Citation: 3112
Andrew Y. Ng

Adjunct Professor

Computer Science Department, Stanford University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1258
views: -h-index: 122#Paper: 329#Citation: 158460
James J. Kuffner Jr.

CEO、Associate Professor

Toyota Research Institute/Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1235
views: -h-index: 58#Paper: 168#Citation: 18099
Manuela M. Veloso

Professor

Machine Learning Department School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1230
views: -h-index: 83#Paper: 821#Citation: 35932
views: -h-index: 56#Paper: 210#Citation: 10995
views: -h-index: 24#Paper: 64#Citation: 3045
Timothy D. Barfoot

Professor

Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto

Canada

Total citations of the selected papers: 1201
views: -h-index: 32#Paper: 147#Citation: 3183
views: -h-index: 10#Paper: 11#Citation: 1582
views: -h-index: 10#Paper: 17#Citation: 3336
views: -h-index: 20#Paper: 48#Citation: 5195
Petri Tanskanen

Computer Vision Developer

Department of Computer Science, ETH Zürich Universitätstrasse

Switzerland

Total citations of the selected papers: 1150
views: -h-index: 17#Paper: 18#Citation: 2611
Stefano Stramigioli

Professor

University of Twente

Netherlands

Total citations of the selected papers: 1144
views: -h-index: 38#Paper: 382#Citation: 6892
views: -h-index: 18#Paper: 33#Citation: 2683
Nathan D. Ratliff

Research Scientist

NVIDIA/Lula Robotics Inc.

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1121
views: -h-index: 20#Paper: 52#Citation: 3011
Leslie Pack Kaelbling

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States

Total citations of the selected papers: 1114
views: -h-index: 56#Paper: 327#Citation: 23386
Gian Diego Tipaldi

Lecturer

Department of Computer Science of the Albert-Ludwig University

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 1111
views: -h-index: 20#Paper: 49#Citation: 1546
Thomas Wimböck

Research Assistant

Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center

Germany

Total citations of the selected papers: 1111
views: -h-index: 26#Paper: 45#Citation: 2634
views: -h-index: 19#Paper: 30#Citation: 3150
views: -h-index: 16#Paper: 26#Citation: 2709