Alberto Rodriguez is the Walter Henry Gale (1929) Career Development Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. Alberto graduated in Mathematics ('05) and Telecommunication Engineering ('06) from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, and earned his PhD in Robotics (’13) from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He spent a year in the Locomotion group at MIT, and joined the faculty at MIT in 2014, where he leads the Manipulation and Mechanisms Lab (MCube). Alberto is the recipient of the Best Student Paper Awards at conferences RSS 2011 and ICRA 2013 and Best Paper finalist at IROS 2016. He has lead Team MIT-Princeton in the Amazon Robotics Challenge between 2015 and 2017, and is recipient of the Amazon Research Award. His main research interests are in autonomous robotic manipulation, mechanical design, and automation.