President and Founder, Mobile Intelligence Corp. of Livonia. Since founding Mobile Intelligence, MacKenzie has been awarded more than $2.5 million in research project funding. These projects have advanced robot architectures, robot mission planning, and distributed software. MacKenzie continues to experiment with robotic platforms, the latest using jumping to extend the terrain reachable by wheeled vehicles. While studying at the Georgia Institute of Technology, he created the MissionLab toolset and the graphical configuration editor, which brought visual programming to robotics. In usability tests, MissionLab allowed people unable to write programs in traditional computer languages to program complex missions with only 30 minutes of training. MacKenzie is particularly interested in empowering people who are not computer programmers to use advanced computer packages in ways that traditionally require programming skills. MacKenzie received his bachelorís degree in electrical engineering and his masterís degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University. He received his doctorate in computer science at Georgia Tech.