George A. Bekey
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George A. Bekey
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
University of California, Los Angeles
|Institutions||University of Southern California|
George A. Bekey is an American roboticist and the Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow in various professional societies. Bekey is best known for his achievements across multiple technical fields, for which he was designated a USC University Professor, which honors the university's most accomplished, multi-disciplinary faculty. He is also affiliated with the College of Engineering at , San Luis Obispo, where he teaches a course on world religions. His most recent book is Autonomous Robots: From Biological Inspiration to Implementation and Control from MIT Press.
Lately he has concerned himself with the ethics and social aspects of robots as they play more of a role in different aspects of human life, realising an edited text bringing together some of the key thinkers in the field including James Hughes, Selmer Bringsjord, Kevin Warwick, Peter Asaro and Noel Sharkey.
- B.S. (Electrical Engineering) University of California, Berkeley, 1950.
- M.S (Engineering) University of California, Los Angeles, 1952.
- Ph.D. (Engineering) University of California, Los Angeles, 1962.
- P.Lin, K.Abney and G.Bekey, "Robot Ethics", MIT Press, 2012