Dr. Robson is an Associate Professor and director of the Human-Interactive Robotics lab at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in 2008. Prior to joining CSUF in 2012, she was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University (2009-2011). Dr. Robson’s research is in the broad areas of Kinematics, Mechanism Design, Robotics and Biomechanics and explores the interplay between mechanism/robot morphology and their interaction with the environment.
Dr. Robson is an elected general member of the International Federation for Promotion of Mechanisms and Machine Science (IFToMM) Computational Kinematics Technical Committee (TC) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Mechanisms and Robotics TC. She is one of the three founding board directors of the US Committee for Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (USCToMM), dedicated to organizing the USCToMM technical conference. She is an associate topic editor for the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Student Project Reporting, American Journal of Engineering Education, and the International Association of Journals and Conferences.
Honors and awards received by Dr. Robson include Scholarly and Creative Activity Faculty Recognition (CSUF), Excellence in Advising (CSUF College of Engineering and Computer Science), STEM-NET Faculty Fellow (CSU Office of Chancellor), Women in Robotics Ambassador (International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems), Outstanding Engineering Educator (Orange County Engineering Council), and the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER).