Herbert G. Tanner


Bert Tanner works in the general field of planning and control of robotic systems, with emphasis to multi-agent coordination.  Specific areas include hybrid dynamical systems, mobile manipulation, nonholonomic motion planning and control, and mobile sensor networks.


Research interests


Mechanical Engineering

University of Delaware

Short bio

He got his PhD in mechanical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece, in 2001.  He went on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher, before taking his first appointment as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico in 2003.  In 2008, he joined the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware.  He was awarded the NSF Career award in robotics in 2005, was elected a senior member of IEEE in 2008, and became an ASME fellow in 2018. 



228 Spencer Lab

Phone: (302) 831 6888

Fax: (302) 831 3619


Office hours:

Wednesdays, 9:30--11:00 am


126 Spencer Lab

Mechanical Engineering

University of Delaware

Newark, DE 19716


  1. Tanner elected fellow of the ASME

  2. Congrats to Adam Stager for first place for his poster in CANR’s grad research symposium

  3. Congratulations to Adam Stager for winning a Doctoral Fellowship Award.

  4. Join us in Frontiers in Robotics and AI.