Dr. Henrik I. Christensen is the KUKA Chair of Robotics at the College of Computing Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also the director of the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM@GT). Dr. Christensen does research on systems integration, human-robot interaction, mapping and robot vision. He has published more than 280 contributions across AI, robotics and vision. His research has a strong emphasis on "real problems with real solutions". As such a problem needs a theoretical model, implementation, evaluation, and translation to the real world. He is actively engaged in the setup and coordination of robotics research in the US (and worldwide). Dr. Christensen received the Engelberger Award 2011, the higest honor awarded by the robotics industry. He was also awarded the "Boeing Supplier of the Year 2011" with 3 other colleagues at Georgia Tech. He collaborates with institutions and industries across three continents. His research has been featured in major media such as CNN. He serves as a consultant to companies and government agencies across the world.