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Mike Shneier

Dr. Michael Shneier is Group Leader of the Sensing and Perception Systems Group in the Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He manages the Engineering Laboratory program on Next Generation Robotics and Automation. He received his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After a postdoctoral appointment at the Computer Vision Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park, he moved to NIST (then the National Bureau of Standards), where he worked in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility. He then spent nine years at Philips Laboratories in Briarcliff Manor, NY, where he initiated the medical imaging program and managed the Intelligent Systems department. He spent five years managing the Artificial Intelligence research program at the Office of Naval Research before returning to NIST. Dr Shneier has conducted research in the areas of autonomous navigation, object recognition, diagnostic imaging, and manufacturing.

Dr. Shneier participates in standards activities related to manufacturing robot safety and safety of automatic guided vehicles. He is a member of the standards committee for the ANSI/RIA R15.06 standard: Industrial Robots and Robot Systems - Safety Requirements, and also participates in the ISO 10218 committee on Robots and robotic devices -- Safety requirements for industrial robots. He manages projects at NIST related to these standards and to the ANSI/ITSDF B56.5 standard: Safety Standard for Driverless, Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles.


Group Leader, Supervisory Computer Specialist
Intelligent Systems Division
Sensing and Perception Systems Group


University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Ph.D., Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, B. Sc. (Hons), Computer Science


Phone: 301-975-3421
Fax: 301-990-9688