Yuri Ivanov is an Innovation Scientist at Rethink Robotics. He has worked on many problems in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and its application to ubiquitous sensing. Yuri's professional interests include Human-Robot Interaction, Computer Vision, Machine Intelligence, Big Data and Sensor Networks. He has published over 40 papers in scientific journals and conferences and holds a number of patents in the field of Computer Science and Robotics. Yuri holds a PhD and MS degrees from MIT and an MS degree from St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation.