Alberto Rodriguez is the Walter-Henry-Gale (1929) Career Development Professor in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Alberto graduated in Mathematics ('05) and Telecommunication Engineering ('06) from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, and earned his PhD (’13) from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Alberto has received the Best Student Paper Award at conferences RSS’11, ICRA’13, and RSS’18, the Best Cognitive Paper Award at IROS'18, and has been finalist for best paper awards at IROS’16 and IROS'18. He has lead Team MIT-Princeton in the Amazon Robotics Challenge between 2015 and 2017, and is recipient of the Amazon Research Award. He has also received the 2018 Best Manipulation System Paper Award and has been finalist to the 2018 Best Manipulation Technical Paper Award from Amazon. He leads the Manipulation and Mechanisms Lab at MIT (MCube) researching autonomous dexterous manipulation, robot automation, and end-effector design.