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.