danlofaroDaniel M. Lofaro is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at George Mason University. He is the director of Lofaro Labs Robotics, Lofaro Labs LLC and the Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab @George Mason University (DASL@GMU). An NSF-EAPSI and ONR-SFRP Fellow, he received his doctorate from the ECE Department at Drexel University in 2013. He was the Research Lead of the DARPA Robotic Challenge team DRC-Hubo. His research interests include Humanoid Robotics, Complex Control Systems, and Mobile Manipulating UAVs (MM-UAVs) with most recent ventures relating to Robot Design and Cloud Robotics.  Recent achievements include:



  • DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC): Team DRC-Hubo Research Lead, 2013
  • Doctoral recipient, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Drexel University, 2013
  • Designed Hubo to Throw First Pitch at Major League Baseball Game, 2012
  • NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention, 2009
  • NSF-East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellow, 2008
  • Lester Kraus Award, 2008
  • Dean’s Fellowship, 2008
  • Honors College – Graduated Honors with Distinction, 2008
  • Drexel University, Cum Laude, BS/MS, 2008