Emilio Frazzoli is a driving force in developing planning and control algorithms for the safe and reliable operation of autonomous vehicles in real-world environments. In 2013, Frazzoli co-founded leading autonomous vehicle software company, nuTonomy, which was acquired by Aptiv in 2017.
Frazzoli is the pioneering inventor of his Rapidly-exploring Random Trees (RRT) algorithm, which is considered the state-of-the-art in motion planning. He is a world-renowned expert in robotics, fleet management, and autonomous systems. In acknowledgement of his seminal work, Frazzoli has received numerous awards, including the coveted IEEE George S. Axelby Award in 2015 and the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award in 2017. He has published more than 200 papers in the fields of robotics, autonomous vehicles, and drones. A former professor at MIT, Frazzoli directed the research group that put the first autonomous vehicles on the road in Singapore.