Caro Lucas was an Iranian scientist in the field of intelligent systems and robotics. He is widely considered the father of Iranian robotics.
Caro Lukas (Ghukasyan) was born in 1951 in the Armenian New Jugha district of the city of Isfahan in Iran. He graduated from the Kooshesh Mariamian National School in Tehran, after which he received higher education (master’s degree) at the technical faculty of the University of Tehran in the field of electronic and computer technologies. In 1976, he received the title of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at the world-famous University of California in Berkeley.
From 1993 to 1997, Lucas was the director of the School of Intelligent Systems, which is considered one of the leading scientific organizations in Iran. In 1986-1988, he headed the Faculty of Electronics at the University of Tehran.
Professor Lucas has hugely contributed to Iranian and world science. He authored more than 1,200 scientific articles, 8 books, and co-authored 39 scientific collections. Aside from that, he has more than 200 times given lectures at international scientific meetings, has been a member of the editorial boards of more than 20 scientific newspaper publishers, and has been listed in the organizing staff of more than 100 international conferences.
Caro Lucas has also contributed to the training of students and young personnel. For almost 30 years, he has taught at well-known universities in Iran and around the world, including the UCLA and the Canadian University of Toronto. Professor Lucas has led the work of thousands of masters and doctors and has been highly respected among students, experts, and responsible officials of Iran.
In 2006, Caro Lucas was recognized as an Eternal Figure in the engineering field of Iran and was by awarded President Ahmadinejad.
Caro Lucas passed away on July 8, 2010, at the age of 59.