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Dr. Zack Butler

Dr. Zack Butler
Associate Chair, Professor and Associate Graduate Coordinator

Email: zjb AT
Phone: 585.475.6155
Office: GOL-3005


Zack Butler is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at RIT. He received his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon in 2000. His research interests are in the general area of cooperative autonomous systems and computer science education. His publications have appeared in such journals as the International Journal of Robotics Research and IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics as well as several international conferences. He is currently working with other faculty in the department to develop a team of robots that can autonomously roam the department and be easily programmed, with the goal of using robotics as an application domain in multiple courses throughout the curriculum. He has taught a variety courses from the introductory level to the graduate level, including a course in Mobile Robot Programming that he developed.

Research Areas

  • Cooperative Autonomous Systems
  • Self-Reconfiguring Robots