11/2020 – present
VIAM is a robotics platform composed of hardware, open-source software, and cloud services revolutionizing how quickly and easily practical robots can be built. I currently work as a Robotic Engineer leading researching and designing efforts in sensor and hardware work for VIAM's robots.
Sensor and Hardware Development
In order for robots to adapt to their environment a robot’s hand needs to be able to grasp and operate a variety of objects. To perform these operations tactile sensors are required to obtain information regarding contact position, force, and slip. While at VIAM I worked on designing and fabricating various sensors.
I also designed and built a motor driver PCB in order to drive a planetary brush dc gear motor and sensors inside VIAM's gripper and A designed a passive Power over ethernet board (PoE) powering a computer as well as a separate power supply to external devices.