Massachusetts, United States
For the past few years, I have been tinkering with robots, fascinated by what we can do with them. I spent the summer of 2013 at Harvard University’s Research Forest, designing a tram-like robot to travel above a forest canopy collecting environmental and climate data. Not only did we get a proof-of-concept system up and running, the Forest is finishing up installing the real deal right now. Summer 2014 was spent at the Wyss Institute in Cambridge, MA, designing an instrumented clamp that will allow a robot to build with 10' steel pipes. We hope to see these clamps used by a swarm of robots to build a life-size, amorphous tower. Next, we get to design and build the robot! Robots are becoming an integral part of my life and I'm loving every minute of it! Watching the these robots come together and start to move before my eyes is one of the most amazing things.
Following my graduation in the spring of 2015, I hope to go to graduate school and work on some of the cutting edge research being done in robotics. Already we have robots that can vacuum our houses, drive our cars, and perform search and rescue tasks. Who knows what will be next!? As far as I’m concerned, the sky’s the limit and whatever it is, I can't wait to be a part of it!