So for those who wonder who I am, and what makes me so robot like, here is a quick blurb about me . . .
All of my undergrad electives and research were directed towards electrical engineering, robotics, programming, and artificial intelligence related studies.
Since graduation, for 7+ years I've built and studied robot fish at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. I am responsible for designing, building, and testing all electrical and software components, and the majority of mechanical components. It was a basic science project, developing technologies needed for further development of robotic fish.
Occasionally, I spend 6 month long vacations living in Bangkok, Thailand, pursuing my other hobby, the Thai language. But in my free time I'm always working on robots and this site. =)
Why did I make this site?
I learned quite a bit, and I was building fairly advanced robots within just one or two years of starting. I would argue that if beginners actually had a tutorial and help forum that they can learn much faster than me. Whats the point of reinventing the wheel, anyway? We should all share what we know - thats why society advances in technology.
So in the summer of 2005 I got bored for two weeks and so I decided to make my own robotics site, complete with dozens of useful tutorials and a robot help forum. It was originally just going to be a small hobbyist website, like the millions out there already. But now its become something much bigger, with 100's of thousands of readers each month. And growing. Its now become more of a passion for me, as I aim it to become the worlds largest and most useful free robot resource out there. An international robotics club, you may say.
Do I have a life outside of robotics?
My Robotics Publications
--- See here for a full list of my robotics publications. ---
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