Professor, Engineering and Data Science
Hod Lipson is the James and Sally Scapa Professor of Innovation in the department of mechanical engineering and is affiliated with the Data Science Institute. Lispon works in the areas of artificial intelligence and robotics. He and his students love designing and building robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self replicate, self-reflect, ask questions, and even be creative. Hod's research asks questions such as: Can robots ultimately design and make other robots? Can machines be curious and creative? Will robots ever be truly self-aware? Answers to these questions can help illuminate life’s big mysteries.
Hod directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative.