Dr. Kingsley Fregene

Kingsley Fregene
Group Leader, Robotics & Intelligent Systems, Advanced Technology Laboratories, Lockheed Martin

Kingsley Fregene is the Group Leader for Robotics & Intelligent Systems at Lockheed Martin, Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL). His team develops advanced Robotics, Autonomy and Unmanned Systems technologies for missions in aerial, ground and maritime environments. He has led many advanced technology development programs for the U.S. DoD. - at Lockheed Martin and in his prior role at Honeywell, where he made important contributions to air vehicle autonomy. He has also held positions at Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Labs, where he developed technologies that enabled: (i) teams of robots to collaborate in completing missions; and (ii) down-hole drilling devices to automatically steer themselves in Oil & Gas and GeoEngineering applications. He served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation panel for Engineering Research Centers and on the editorial board of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society.  He recently completed two terms as the chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Aerospace Controls. Dr. Fregene has received numerous awards in recognition of his leadership and technical excellence, including the Nova Award – Lockheed Martin Corporation’s highest honor presented annually to the top 1% of the corporation's workforce consisting of individuals and teams who have made outstanding contributions to the corporation’s mission and business objectives. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo Canada.

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