BioMarc Killpack is an associate professor and has been in the department of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU) since 2013. He was awarded a NASA Early Career Faculty award which has funded research on soft robots and control of underdamped robot arms. Further soft robot research is currently being funded under an NSF EFRI award while research related to human-robot co-manipulation is supported by an NSF NRI award. Applications for high-performing soft robots include space exploration and collaborative manipulation of heavy objects during disaster response or search and rescue operations. Marc completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the Healthcare Robotics Lab (HRL) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining HRL, Marc completed Masters’ degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from both Georgia Tech and AM ParisTech (formerly ENSAM) in Metz, France. In 2007, Marc graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
DeepMind Chair of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence