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Roger Bostelman

Roger has been a Project Manager in the Intelligent Systems Division at NIST for at least 20 of his 31 years at NIST. He managed the Intelligent Control of Mobility Systems Program and many projects such as:

  • DARPA Learning Applied to Ground Robots (LAGR)
  • NIST Industrial Autonomous Vehicle Project
  • USMC Air Transportable Expeditionary Crane Project
  • US Navy Mobile Offshore Base Project
  • NIST Healthcare Mobility Project
  • and many others.

Roger has designed, built and tested mechanical systems and their interface electronics on robot cranes, arms and vehicles including an automated HMMWV, HLPR Chair, Flying Carpet, and several RoboCranes.

He has over 50 publications in books, journals and conference proceedings and he holds 5 patents with three pending.


Electronics Engineer
Intelligent Systems Division
Machine Systems Group


B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington
University and an M.S. in Technical Management from the University of Maryland University College.


Phone: 301-975-3426
Email: roger.bostelman@nist.gov
Fax: 301-990-9688