Emmanuel G. Collins, Jr. is John H. Seely Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Intelligent Systems, Control and Robotics (CISCOR) at the Florida A&M University and Florida State University College of Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 1987 and also holds the I.B.S. degree from Morehouse College and the B.M.E. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. He spent 7 years in research and development at the Harris Corporation prior to joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Associate Professor in August 1994. Dr. Collins teaches courses in control, robotics and dynamics. His current research interests are in control and guidance of autonomous vehicles and electric powered wheelchairs in extreme environments and situations, coordination of teams of heterogeneous agents (including human-robot teams), flow control, and applications of modern control approaches to energy management.