SEAC and the Start of Image Processing at the National Bureau of Standards

by Russell A. Kirsch

portrait of James S. Albus

James S. Albus

Dr. James S. Albus received a B.S. in Physics in 1957 from Wheaton College in Illinois and received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1958 from Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1972. In 1973, Dr. Albus joined NBS as a Project Manager for the Sensors and Computer Technology Division. In 1981, as Group Leader for Programmable Automation, he contributed to the development of a theory of hierarchical control for robots and intelligent machines, and the design of the control system architecture of the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF). In 1986, Dr. Albus contributed to the development of NBS/NASA Standard Reference Model for Telerobot Control System Architecture (NASREM). In 1992, Dr. Albus worked on the development of a RoboCrane, which was selected as one of the top 100 inventions of the year. He served as Division Chief of the Intelligent Systems Division, Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.

From 1958-1969 he worked for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a Physicist-Engineer and as Acting Head of the Video Techniques Section from 1963-1969. Dr. Albus is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and Robotics International.

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