Editor | IEEE Spectrum
Evan Ackerman has been writing about science, robots, and emerging technology for over 10 years. After starting his own robotics blog in 2007, he began contributing to IEEE Spectrum in 2011, and has so far managed to publish over 7,000 articles which seems like a lot when you lump them all together like that. In addition to Spectrum, Evan’s work has appeared in a variety of other websites and magazines, and you may have heard him talking about robots on NPR’s Science Friday or the BBC World Service if you were listening at just the right time. Leveraging his comprehensive knowledge of the robotics field, Evan has assisted the National Science Foundation with grant reviews and was invited to write a special section on robots for the 2020 Guinness World Records book, and he’s honestly not sure which of those he’s more proud of. Tracking down interesting robots has taken Evan to conferences and events on almost every continent, and he’s actively trying to work out the best way of getting himself to Antarctica. Evan currently lives in Washington DC, along with his partner and a steadily growing collection of robot vacuums. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, rehabilitating injured raptors, and playing bagpipes excellently.