Class of 1957 Career Development Professor Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Alberto is the Class of 1957 Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department and leads the Manipulation and Mechanisms Lab (MCube) at MIT. Rodriguez’s research focuses on autonomous dexterous manipulation, and robot automation. Rodriguez received degrees in Mathematics, and in Telecommunication Engineering, from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya and earned his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Alberto has received the 2018 Best Manipulation System Paper Award from Amazon, has led Team MIT-Princeton in the Amazon Robotics Challenge between 2015 and 2017, and is also the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Early Academic Career Award in Robotics and Automation.