I2T is a well established Industrial Automation company with years of experience delivering exceptional custom robotic and vision solutions for a wide variety of industries. Over the last few years, they have broadened their reach into the mechanical realm where I have been able to support them on larger projects requiring large-scale system-development and project management. In addition to base level CAD design, I helped them establish intuitive part numbering and version control schemes for use across the board of their project portfolio.
What was originally a manual, time-consuming, custom design process, I was able to automate using built in tools in Solidworks covering the creation of drawings and documentation for 99% of customer orders. I was approached to design a new product line given the requirement that it would be our cheapest linear fixture. Working from the previous standardization work, I created an incredibly modular fixture supporting thousands of configurations with only a dozen unique manufactured parts.
This group develops robotic platforms designed for extra planetary roving. I assisted with the upkeep and reconfiguration of these platforms through various testing scenarios, during which I also developed a design for a robotic anchoring mechanism intended for use on Mars to enable the scaling and surveying of steep terrain.
National Robotics Engineering Center
The APD vehicle was built as a successor to the Crusher robot, also built at NREC. This Vehicle is designed to run over any terrain and is driven by a teleoperations team. For this project, I was responsible for developing a variety of smaller systems and tests for the internal cooling system as well as supporting the testing team on location during desert demonstrations.