Dr. Peter Wurman, the director at Sony AI America, was named a fellow by the IEEE technical skilled group. He’s being honored by IEEE for his contributions to computational auctions, multiagent techniques and robotics.
Wurman joined Sony AI in 2019 when Sony acquired Cogitai, the AI startup Wurman was working for on the time. Earlier than working at Cogitai, Wurman was a co-founder of Kiva Methods. Kiva was based in 2003 and bought by Amazon in 2012 for $775 million. Kiva performed an vital function in bringing cellular robots to the forefront of the logistics business.
Now Amazon Robotics, the corporate’s cellular robots retrieve gadgets and transport them to staff who pack and ship them. As we speak, greater than 250,000 robots have been deployed in Amazon warehouses.
Wurman earned his Ph.D. in pc science from the College of Michigan in 1999, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. in 1987.
“I’m humbled by this recognition from the IEEE neighborhood, and really honored to be amongst this distinguished group of Fellows,” Wurman mentioned.
Wurman additionally acquired the IEEE/IFR Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in 2008, and in 2020 was inducted into the Nationwide Inventors Corridor of Fame.
IEEE has over 400,000 members in 160 nations. The IEEE Board of Administrators elevates members to fellows based mostly on their achievements in an IEEE discipline of curiosity. Annually, the entire variety of members elevated can’t be a couple of tenth of 1 p.c of the voting membership.