Dr. Edward Grant is the Director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (CRIM) at North Carolina State University. He is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State, a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC Chapel Hill and NC State, and a Visiting Professor in the Innovative Manufacturing and Construction Research Centre (IMCRC), Loughborough University, UK.
Dr. Grant earned a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dundee College of Technology (now University of Abertay Dundee) in 1969; a Master of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Fluid Power Control) from the University of Sheffield in 1972; and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Computer Science from the University of Strathclyde, 2000.
In the UK, Dr. Grant is registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and he is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE). In the USA, Dr. Grant is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (SMIEEE). From 1992-1994 Dr. Grant served as a committee member of the IMechE Control Technical Activities Committee of the Machine Systems Control and Computing Group, and from 1994-1996 he served on the Computing and Data Communications Committee for the same institution.
From 1989 - 1995 Dr. Grant served as Vice-Chairman of the IEEE Control Systems Society's Technical Committee on Intelligent Control. In 1992 Dr. Grant was General Chairman of the International Symposium on Intelligent Control. From 1993-1997 Dr. Grant was the Founding Chairman of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Chapter, from 1997-1999 he was Chairman. From 1993-1997 Dr. Grant served on the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s Long-Range Planning Committee and on the International Committee. In 2007 Dr. Grant served as GeneralChair of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'07). In 2010 Dr. Grant will be Program Chair for the IEEE International Conference on Multi-sensor Fusion and Integration (MFI 2010). Dr. Grant is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
Dr. Grant's researches into evolutionary control applied to autonomous mobile robot colonies, wireless sensor networks for controlling robot swarms; for smart buildings; and for wearable computing, qualitative modeling for predictive maintenance, automated cell micro-actuation and micro-injection, biorobotics for laser phonomicrosurgery, sensory integration and modeling of human movement for rehabilitation, and medical devices for sensing and controlling venous blood flow in legs.
Bioelectronics Engineering (Including Biomechatronics) Control, Robotics, and Mechatronics (Including Computational Intelligence, Control, Mechatronics, Robotics)