Robert is a retired mechanical engineer who worked mostly in design of power stations (both fossil-fired and nuclear). His early career was in the aerospace industry where he was an analyst for the design of aircraft (747 jetliner), military rocket launcher, gas turbine engines and rapid transit rail cars. In 1999 he took early retirement and started a new career as a human rights theorist where he applied his skill in analysis. He is working on his second book.
The author challenges the present doctrine of human rights as containing rights that were simply invented by idealists to support their visions of an ideal society. He develops a theory of human rights based on a strictly objective analysis of what fundamental rights every person in the world is born with. The book discusses implementation of these rights and identifies opposing forces.