An autonomous robot expert witness typically has experience and knowledge in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, mechatronics, and/or computer vision. A robotics expert specializing in autonomous products may also have a background in artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensor networks, or human robot interaction. An autonomous robot expert witness must have a deep understanding not only of the technology, but also of the industry, competitive landscape, and the developing technologies of the industry’s leading players. Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by law firms to locate an expert witness that can support issues involving autonomous robot matters.
An autonomous robot performs tasks with without external influence. Autonomous robots are useful for spaceflight, factories, household maintenance, waste water treatment, and delivering goods and services. Autonomous robots and autonomous vehicles (self driving car or driverless vehicles) have many technology principles in common. Autonomous weapons systems, a form of autonomous robots, are autonomous military systems that search for and engage targets based on programmed constraints.
An autonomous robot expert witness could provide expertise in intellectual property matters — a patent litigation in federal court or a trade secret dispute. It could be a patent infringement case in the District Court, or a patent case or proceeding in the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Litigation support by an autonomous robot expert witness could include an expert report, forensic engineering, expert opinion, and expert testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a technical expert with prior expert witness experience. It is essential that an expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a jury and judge can understand the factual evidence.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Autonomous Robot experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Autonomous Robot landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Robotics and Automation, is a Professional Engineer, and brings to the table many years of experience in automation systems with specific expertise in instrumentation, control, and software related to electro-mechanical systems. This expert has successfully applied these core strengths in numerous industries including: manufacturing; medical and biomedical; nanotechnology and semiconductor. A former Chief Scientist of a robotics research group and technical architect of multi-million dollar projects with Fortune 500 companies and Federal agencies, this expert has written five copyrighted software systems. This expert has worked extensively with:
This expert has courtroom experience with analyzing software in theft of trade secrets and patent cases. This expert accepts a small number of litigation support engagements to complement regular work as a professional engineer designing automation and machine control systems.
This expert received a diploma in electrical and computer engineering, an M.S.E.E. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering. This expert is the recipient of numerous academic awards. This expert has authored or coauthored more than 160 journal and conference papers. This expert's research interests include sensors for transportation applications, computer vision, and control systems. This expert's transportation research has included projects involving vision-based sensing and classification. This expert developed a vehicle following system using imaging sensors and then worked with a variety of sensors including LiDAR to develop pedestrian detection schemes, lane following systems, obstacle avoidance, and connected vehicles, etc. This work has led to a relationship with an automobile manufacturer where this expert handles many IPRs, ex-parte reviews, and two district court cases related to radar, cameras, and LiDAR sensors. It has also led to negotiations for a large contract with DHS for a ground robot that will monitor the southern border. The idea is to operate for a few hours on rough terrain and collect data. This expert has strong experience with the design and building of intelligent vehicle systems, and has been teaching relevant classes that involve LiDAR, for decades.
This expert is a Chair of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering. This expert was a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. This expert has published more than 480 papers in the leading conferences and journals in computer graphics, robotics, computational geometry, databases, multimedia, high performance computing and symbolic computation, and received 16 best paper and time of test awards. This expert has also served as a program committee member or program chair of more than 120 leading conferences in these areas. Moreover, this expert has given more than 110 invited or keynote talks at conferences and distinguished lectures at other institutions. This expert has served as a member of the editorial board or guest editor of leading journals in computer graphics, robotics, geometry processing and scientific computing. This expert has won many awards and is a Fellow of ACM, AAAS, AAAI, and IEEE. This expert is a member of SIGGRAPH Academy, and Pioneer of Solid Modeling Association.
This expert has supervised 40 Ph.D. students. This expert's research group has developed many well-known software packages for collision detection, triangulation, GPU-based algorithms, multi-agent simulation, texture compression, solid modeling, solving algebraic systems, etc. These packages have been downloaded by more than 200,000 users worldwide and licensed to more than 60 industrial organizations. This expert's group has actively collaborated with many industrial organizations.
This expert was a co-founder of a developer of physics-based audio simulation technologies.
This expert has filed 12 patents (and granted 9) based on research. This expert has served as an expert witness on many patent infringement and class action lawsuits. This expert has written many expert reports related to patent invalidity and patent infringement and has been deposed a few times.
This expert has many years of experience in hardware and software engineering from embedded systems in the telecommunications and robotics fields to very large-scale enterprise systems. This expert has developed embedded systems for media distribution, high speed encryption and robots; enterprise systems; AI technologies; computer language compilers and interpreters; operating systems; network protocols and knowledge discovery tools; and web and non-web Internet based systems. This expert has extensive experience with more than 45 computer languages and relational, object and post-relational database systems. This expert has developed custom loaders for object code and understands the general requirements of a bifurcated OS or API where executable code for certain concerns are stored in separate and interchangeable code and data elements. This expert has also developed table-based solutions for localizing executables.
Selected Professional Experience
Senior Systems Engineer – Lead engineer of a team responsible for porting MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows to Paradyne PCs. Developed drivers and BIOS. Senior engineer on team responsible for porting and customizing the first implementation of Microsoft Xenix, which later became SCO Unix. Consulted to team responsible for localizing Paradyne products for various foreign language markets.
Department manager and lead engineer of Embedded Systems for a Robotics Group. Under this expert’s direction and following this expert’s design, the group developed a custom real-time operating system with extensions for executing a software-based replacement for Programmable Logic Controllers using a custom logic language compiler of this expert’s design, a distributed multi-node inter-process communication subsystem and other OS extensions.
This expert has years of experience providing expert reports, depositions and testimony for patent litigation, forensics and software contract disputes in telecommunications, computer and network technologies, media distribution and media handling devices and cellular devices and networks including both hardware and software.
This expert’s expert analysis and conclusions were instrumental in achieving successful results in several cases, including a petition before the PTAB for re-examination of a patent’s validity, wherein this expert’s expert written and oral opinions led to a reversal of the Board’s previous invalidity decision, resulting in the patent’s validity being sustained, as well as a similar reversal of a prior decision on a second patent the following day, using the same arguments.
This expert is a Professional Engineer with Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Civil Engineering degrees and certificates. This expert has a good deal of ladder logic experience within the context of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Computer Numerical Controls (CNC). This expert was engaged in the design, manufacture, installation and startup of robotic pick and place machinery, performing all engineering calculations necessary in the design of these robotic machines and programming the PLCs during the initial installation period. This expert has also dealt with the design and construction of industrial material handling systems, such as conveyors, piping systems, crane, monorails, robotics, PLCs, hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical controls. This expert had sole responsibility for designing, installing, programming and startup of CNC for manufacturing machine equipment, including selection of components, ladder logic programming, modification of machinery, and machine design. This expert holds two U.S. Patents and is working on two others. This expert has been engaged as an expert witness in a number of cases.