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Matt Long

  • PhD
  • Staff Software Engineer
  • ARM
  • 10PublicationsNumber of items in Matt's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers


My primary focus is on architectures, tools and techniques for enabling intelligent distributed interaction within and between teams of robots and humans. For my Master's degree, I created a distributed field robot architecture that built on standard hybrid reactive-deliberative robot design practices, but incorporated aspects of distributed computing by integrating a distributed middleware. We validated the architecture while completing a demonstration for the Office of Naval Research simulating a mine detection scenario with outdoor ground and aerial vehicles wirelessly connected to an operator control station. For my PhD I investigated several areas related to naturalistic taskability of teams of robots. Here we took inspiration from human society and the social constructs that allow us to operate in a wide variety of different situations throughout a given day. I am drawing from the use of social roles and extending this role concept to artificial robot social systems. While my PhD work was heavily geared towards robotics, this same concept could be applied to software agents and virtual internet societies. Specialties robotics, artificial intelligence, java, jini, software engineering, robot-assisted urban search and rescue, machine learning, data mining, research

Recent publications

  • Breaking the Typecast: Revising Roles for Coordinating Mixed Teams

    • Long M
  • Application of the Distributed Field Robot Architecture to a Simulated Demining Task

    • Long M
    • Gage A
    • Murphy R
    • et al.

Professional experience

Staff Software Engineer


June 2009 - Present

Software Engineer


June 2007 - June 2009(2 years)


B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science

Colorado School of Miens

September 1994 - May 2008(14 years)

PhD Computer Science / Robotics

University of South Florida

May 2004 - May 2007(3 years)

M.S. Computer Science

University of South Florida

January 2001 - May 2004(3 years)


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