Irvin Steve Cardenas

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Irvin Steve Cardenas

Irvin is a lecturer and a senior research scientist at the ATR Lab whose current focus revolves around the development of autonomous systems and the exploration of immersive technologies. He has published over 10 research papers and has been featured in media outlets across the world for his work on robotics, AI and blockchain technology.

“The future is decentralized. A world where systems and entities optimize their utility through implicit collaboration and communication through transparent and secure channels.“

”To develop such future we must think systematically. A 'Combine and Succeed' mentality. Rather than 'Divide and Conquer'.”

On his “free time”, you can find him launching or mentoring startups, or giving a talk on blockchain or artificial intelligence.

Research Interests:

  • Telepresence Robotics
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Biologically Inspired Interfaces
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Systems
  • Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Game Theory
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Cryptoeconomics

Irvin is leads the efforts of Kent State University’s last-mile transportation system, named MOVR as well as the core development of our 6-foot humanoid telepresence robot. You may reach him at:, or find him on LinkedIn.