Chris Reardon and a Meka robotChristopher Reardon, PhD, is a computer scientist and experimental roboticist. His research broadly investigates how to enable robust human-robot teaming in real-world environments through AI and multimodal interaction.

Dr. Reardon joined the faculty at the University of Denver in late 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. He is founder of the Autonomous Robotics and Interactive Systems Experimental (ARISE) Laboratory at DU.

Prior joining DU, Dr. Reardon spent over four years as a research scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, where his research focused on enabling better human-robot teaming for autonomous mobility and maneuver contexts.  Dr. Reardon maintains an affiliation with ARL through a Joint Faculty Appointment.

Dr. Reardon has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles to date.  Dr. Reardon is an IEEE Senior Member.  He is actively involved in the greater research community, regularly serving in organizational leadership roles at conferences and workshops. 

Research Interests

  • AI-enabled human-robot interaction and teaming
  • emergent technologies and wearables for interaction
  • heterogeneous, multi-robot, air-ground teams
  • real-world and field robotics applications
  • cognitive and perception systems to enable the above

Personal Interests

Outside of work, he enjoys kayaking, xc skiing, and activities like agility with his dog, Hank.