Evan Ackerman | Contributing Editor at IEEE Spectrum
Evan Ackerman has been writing about science, robots, and emerging technology for over 10 years. After co-founding his own robotics blog in 2007, he began contributing to IEEE Spectrum in 2011. In addition to Spectrum, Ackerman’s work has appeared in a variety of other websites and magazines including Gizmodo and Slate, and you may have heard him talking about robots on NPR’s Science Friday or the BBC World Service if you were listening at just the right time.
Tracking down interesting robots has taken him to conferences and events on almost every continent, and he’s actively trying to work out the best way of getting himself to Antarctica. Ackerman has an undergraduate degree in Martian geology, which he almost never gets to use, and still wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. He currently lives in Washington DC, along with his partner and a steadily growing collection of robot vacuums. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, rehabilitating injured raptors, and playing bagpipes excellently. You can also find him on twitter as @botjunkie