Thomas B. Sheridan
Thomas B. Sheridan (
1931, Cincinnati, OH) is American professor of mechanical engineeringand Applied Psychology Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an American pioneer of roboticsand remote controltechnology.
Thomas Sheridan was born Cincinnati, Ohio. In
1951he received the B.S.degree from Purdue Universityin West Lafayette, IN, in 1954the M.S.Eng. degree from University of California, Los Angeles, the Sc.D.degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) in 1959, Cambridge, and the Dr. (honorary) from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
For most of his professional career he has remained at
MIT. He was assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineeringfrom 1959 to 1964. Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering from 1964 to 1970. Professor of Mechanical Engineering from 1970 to 1984. Professor of Engineering and Applied Psychologysince 1984, and Professor of Aeronauticsand Astronauticssince 1993. In 1995-96 he was Ford Professor.
He is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, continuing to teach and serve as Director of the Human-Machine Systems Laboratory. He has also served as a visiting professor at
University of California, Berkeley, Stanford, Delft University , Kassel University, Germany, and Ben Gurion University, Israel. This part has been taken from his biography at the end of one of the most famous papers of him at the SMC Journal of IEEE in 2000. See also http://www.wtec.org/loyola/hci/aa_bios.htm ]
He is editor of the MIT Press journal "Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments" and serves on several editorial boards; and editor of "IEEE Transactions on Man-Machine Systems".
Sheridan chaired the National Research Council’s Committee on Human Factors, and has served on numerous government and industrial advisory committees. He is principal of Thomas B. Sheridan and Associates, a consulting firm. he was also President of the
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He was President of HFES, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Sheridan received their Norbert Wiener and Joseph Wohl awards, the IEEE Centennial Medal and Third Millennium Medal. He is also a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, recipient of their Paul M. Fitts Award, He received the 1997 National Engineering Award of the American Association of Engineering Societies and the 1997 Oldenburger Medal of ASME.
His research interests are in experimentation, modeling, and design of human-machine systems in air, highway and rail transportation, space and undersea robotics, process control, arms control, telemedicine, and virtual reality. Working at MIT, Sheridan developed important concepts concerning human-robot interaction, particularly regarding
supervisory controland telepresence.
Robotics and telepresence is just one manifestation of his interest the boundary between human and automatic control. His book "Humans and Automation" is a concise summary of the history, issues, and progress in the role of the human and technology in
He has published some books and over 200 technical papers. Books:
* 1974, "Man-Machine Systems" (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1974, 1981; USSR, 1981)
* 1976, (ed.) " Monitoring Behavior and Supervisory Control", New York: Plenum.
* 1992, "Telerobotics, Automation, and Human Supervisory Control", Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
* 1997, (ed.) "Perspectives on the Human Controller", Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
* 2002, "Humans and Automation: System Design and Research Issues", John Wiley and Sons, 2002.
* [http://meche.mit.edu/people/emeritus/index.html?id=79 Web page Thomas B. Sheridan] at MIT.
* [http://web.mit.edu/agelab/people/people_faculty_thomassheridan.shtml Other web page Thomas B. Sheridan] at MIT.
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