Adrian Stoica, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist and Principal at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). During his over 25 years at JPL he was Principal Investigator for many government projects funded by NASA and other agencies. He supervised the JPL Robotic Systems Decision, Estimation, and Controls group for 10 years, and is now Program Manager in the Office of Strategic Planning. He joined IEEE in 1992 and has volunteered in several IEEE societies and units; he served twice as Vice-President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. Adrian is a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Fellow. He founded 3 conferences on adaptive systems for space, quality of life, and secure technologies. His expertise and passion covers several areas including intelligent machines, telepresence, robotics, human-machine systems and space exploration.