Roger Bostelman, MS, is an Electronics Engineer in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He has managed engineering projects for 26 of his 39 years at NIST, managed the Intelligent Control of Mobility Systems Program and many NIST and military technology research and development projects. Roger has designed, built and tested mechanical systems and their interface electronics on robot cranes, arms and autonomous vehicles including an automated HMMWV; HLPR (Home Lift, Position, and Rehabilitation) Chair; AGV’s; Flying Carpet RoboCrane; and several other RoboCranes.
He is Chairman of the ASTM F45 autonomous vehicle performance standards committee and serves as expert on the ANSI/ITSDF B56.5 sub-committee for AGV safety and the ISO 13482 committee for safety of personal care robots. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University, an MS degree in Technical Management from the University of Maryland University College and is seeking a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Burgundy, France. He has over 100 publications in books, journals and conference proceedings and he holds 7 patents.