- Research Program Mentor
MSE candidate at Northeastern University
Robotics, aerodynamics, system design, drones, structures, programming, computer vision
BioI'm interested in robotics because of its potential to help humanity. Software has helped make our lives and jobs much easier over the last decade and I think that were close to having robots that can help in the same way. I'm specifically interested in researching tactile sensing and manipulation with soft robots. If you've ever tried to drink something after getting a local anesthetic from the dentist, you have a slight idea of the struggles that today's robots currently face! Originally from South Dakota, I love the outdoors and spending as much time in nature as possible. Whether it's gardening, hiking, or woodworking, it's great to disconnected from the constant distractions brought on by technology. I also love everything about cycling!
Computer Animated Design & Manufactoring (CAD/CAM)
All fields of engineering rely on digital 3D models of parts. These models are incredibly important all the way from design to production. Fortunately, with today's 3D printers it's easy to create 3D model in your favorite CAD program and then see the final product within hours. Find something around your house that needs to be repaired or modified! You'll design a new part while learning about tolerances, assemblies, and best practices for 3D printed parts.
Robotic arms are common place in industrial automation. Although they're very expensive, it's standard practice to use simulation to test out new algorithms. Create a simulation environment where you can learn the math and software that makes robotic arms useful in the workplace. Along the way you'll learn about the obstacles, tradeoffs, and common approaches used to make robots run efficiently.
Robotic System Design
Robots have many electromechanical parts that keep them running. Create a robotic system while learning about design tradeoffs that balance hardware, software, and cost restrictions. Your main takeaways will be learning about the sensors and electronics needed in almost every robotic design, from self-driving cars to autonomous drones.