Oussama Khatib is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Robotics Laboratory at Stanford University. His research focuses on human-centered robotics, encompassing artificial intelligence, humanoid control architectures, human motion synthesis, interactive dynamic simulation and human-friendly robot design. He is President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research (IFRR) and editor of the series Tracts in Advanced Robotics and Proceedings in Advanced Robotics, as well as the Handbook of Robotics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which has distinguished him with its George Saridis Leadership, Distinguished Service and Robotics and Automation Pioneer awards, for his fundamental contributions in robotics research. He also holds the JARA Award for Research and Development of the Japan Robot Association.