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After graduating in December 2010 I had 6 months to spend before starting grad school, so I went on an extended internship with TRACLabs in Houston, TX.  TRACLabs is a small company that does automation and robotics research and development work for NASA and the Defense Department.

My work centered on developing and using TRACBot, a powered wheelchair - based development robot.  During the spring and summer Patrick, Mars, Bryn, and I significantly upgraded TRACBot from

TRACBot outside


TRACBot inside

I worked on a number of projects over the spring and summer, here are some highlight videos:

Beat-Based Gestures with Brown University

Leader Following

(Notional) Wounded Soldier Extraction

And some pictures:

Ben, Nico, and Jon