Oussama Khatib is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Robotics Laboratory at Stanford University. His research focuses on human-centered robotics including 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 a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Holder of the JARA Award for Research and Development of the Japan Robot Association, and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Pioneer Award for his fundamental contributions in robotics research, he is also a co-editor of Handbook of Robotics, which received the American Publishers Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics. In 2017 he was distinguished with the IEEE Technical Field Award in Robotics and Automation, and in 2018 was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.