Joey Durham, Senior Manager, Research & Advanced Development, Amazon Robotics

Joey Durham is Senior Manager of Research and Advanced Development at Amazon Robotics. His team focuses on the design of next generation robotic warehouses and the allocation, planning, and machine learning algorithms that make them work. He is also the Area Chair for Robotics for the Amazon Research Awards and ran the Amazon Robotics Challenge robotic manipulation contest. Joey joined Kiva Systems after completing his Ph.D. at the University of California at Santa Barbara in distributed coordination for teams of robots. He has been with the company through its acquisition and growth into Amazon Robotics. Previously he worked on path planning for autonomous vehicles for the Stanford University team that won the DARPA Grand Challenge.