Michael has seventeen years of experience developing advanced robotic systems for industry, the Department of Defense, and NASA. Since 2006, his work has focused on building safer robots and researching ways for evaluating whether we are justified in trusting autonomous technologies. He was the project manager of the Automated Stress Testing for Autonomy Architectures (ASTAA) project, and serves as the system-safety lead on the Autonomous Platform Demonstrator (APD) vehicle, both at Carnegie Mellon. He has played key technical roles on several robotics start-ups. In 2000, he was awarded an Antarctica Service Medal for his field work demonstrating a robot able to perform autonomous geology.