Dr. Robin Murphy is the Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, a founding director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, and an ACM and IEEE Fellow. She helped create the fields of disaster robotics and human-robot interaction, deploying robots to 29 disasters in five countries including the 9/11 World Trade Center and used sUAS at Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima, Hurricane Harvey and Michael, Syrian Refugee Crisis in Greece, and the Kilauea volcanic eruption. Murphy’s contributions to robotics have been recognized with the ACM Eugene L. Lawler Award for Humanitarian Contributions, a US Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award medal, the AUVSI Foundation’s Al Aube Award, and the Motohiro Kisoi Award for Rescue Engineering Education (Japan). She is also a TED speaker and one the of 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today. She has over 150 publications including the award-winning Disaster Robotics (MIT Press 2014). She serves on the editorial board of the journal Science Robotics and writes the science fiction/science fact focus column.