Advisory Board

Dr. Jean-Jacques Slotine

Dr. Jean-Jacques Slotine received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983. After working at Bell Labs in the computer research department, in 1984 he joined the faculty at MIT, where he is now Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Information Sciences, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Director of the Nonlinear Systems Laboratory.
His main research interests are in robotics and systems neuroscience. He is the author of several textbooks, notably Applied Nonlinear Control which is generally considered a classic in the field and has been translated in several languages.
Jean-Jacques coauthored Robot Analysis and Control, Adaptive Tracking Control for Robots with Unknown Kinematic and Dynamic Properties in The International Journal of Robotics Research, Contraction Analysis of Time-Delayed Communications Using Simplified Wave Variables in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Discrete Nonlinear Observers for Inertial Navigation in Systems and Control Letters, and Fast Computation with Neural Oscillators in Neurocomputing. Read his full list of publications!
From 1996 to 2001 he was the youngest member of the French National Science Council, the scientific advisory board to the Prime Minister. His patents include “Telerobotic System”, U.S. Patent Number 5266875, “Stable Adaptive Neural Network Controller and Recursive Identifier”, U.S. Patent Number 5268834, “Haptic Teleoperation on the Internet”, U.S. Patent Number 6144884, “Controllers for Nonlinear Chemical Processes”, German Patent, and “Observers for Nonlinear Chemical Processes”, German Patent.
Jean-Jacques was the peer expert reader in the fields of brain and cognitive science for the 2005 Ray Kurzweil book The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.