Michael oversees the development and publication of SciPol content related to robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). He is also a Senior Research Scientist in the Humans and Autonomy Lab (HAL) within Duke Robotics, where he works to better understand the complex interactions between robots and people and how they influence system effectiveness and safety. He received a PhD and MIE in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a MS in Experimental Psychology from North Carolina State University. He has worked in industry as a Human Factors Engineer since 2002, supporting government and private clients in domains including aerospace, defense and telecommunications. He is also a Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP).