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Dr. Young

Reed F. Young Program Manager

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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (concentration in Robotics)

Duke University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering

Duke University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno

Program(s) Supported

Dr. Reed F. Young is the program manager for Robotics and Autonomy in APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Mission Area. This program includes research in physical-domain artificial intelligence; autonomous unmanned systems; dexterous manipulation; complex aerobatic control; the trust, test, and evaluation of autonomy; and human–machine interaction. Dr. Young is also an industry board member of North Carolina A&T’s Testing, Evaluation, and Control of Heterogeneous Large-scale Systems of Autonomous Vehicles. He has extensive experience and expertise in the research, development, test, and evaluation of military systems.