The majority of the following work was done primarily as a deliverable for a client or company. This focuses on robots for which I’ve designed or co-designed the mechanical structure.
In most cases I was also the lead Software Engineer for the robot as well: delivering a control stack, integrating it and creating applications.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Autonomous Mobile Robotics Laboratory commissioned me to design and manufacture a prototype robot mobile platform with:
I additionally emphasized accessibility (easy ingress for maintenance), electrical flexibility for future sensor additions, and quality of life features for robot operators.
Robot specs at a high level:
The Revel is a 6 degree of freedom robot arm that was the primary product of Svenzva Robotics, a company I cofounded. It is designed to be affordable but have practical features such as 1.5 kg payload at its 63cm reach.
It was manufactured almost completely in-house and featured a growing collection of accessories- including a hot-swap gripper attachment system. The gripper supported a vaccum gripper system as well as a custom “wand” for the creation of string art.
The basis for Revel was to lower the cost of entry into the “fully featured” commercial space of robot arms. The constraints for development were:
This was the 5th iteration of the BWIBot as part of the Building Wide Intelligence project. This robot utilized a fully enclosed body with a mounted Universal Robotics UR5 arm.
It was designed for mobile manipulation in a semi structured environment alongside humans. It featured LiDAR sensors mounted along the base for primary navigation, and RGB-D sensors behind the mounted arm, for vision.
Skylark is a fully mechanical, cable driven robot that was designed as an exhibit for a children’s museum. It featured a see-through enclosure to show onlookers how the motion was being driven by the mechanical controllers.