Richard Camilli is a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Deep Submergence Laboratory. Dr. Camilli received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2003 and maintains a research affiliation with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His work focuses on developing and using autonomous robotic systems for oceanography, archaeology, disaster response, and space exploration. He is a Leopold Leadership Fellow and National Science Foundation Career Award recipient. Camilli has served on over 50 oceanographic expeditions and several dozen human occupied submersible and saturation diving missions throughout the world.