April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Matthew Johnson

Research Scientist


Dr. Matthew Johnson is a research scientist who has worked at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition since 2002. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a M.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, and his PhD in Computer Science through Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Prior to working for IHMC, he flew both fixed and rotary wing aircraft in the Navy, retiring after 20 years of service. He has worked on numerous projects including the Oz flight display for reducing the cognitive workload in the cockpit, Augmented Cognition for improving human performance, and several human-robot coordination projects for both NASA and the Department of Defense. He played a leadership role in IHMC’s 2nd place finish at the international robotics competition known as the DARPA Robotics Challenge. He has worked with Nissan on fleet management of autonomous vehicles and Aerovironment on the management of multiple unmanned aircraft. Matt was also part of the DARPA ALIAS project focused on developing a robotic copilot. Matthew’s research interest focuses on improving performance in human-machine systems through design of more effective human-machine teamwork.


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