SmallKat MQP

The SmallKat MQP is providing a quadrupedal robotic platform to help research and design new gaits, test sensors, and teach engineering students. Current options limit small companies, universities, and hobbyists due to their complexity, large size, and immense cost. SmallKat is a low-cost robotic platform with customizability and adaptability in mind. To allow for a […]

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NASA Space Robotics Challenge Team WPI

The NASA Space Robotics Challenge was an industry competition that tasked teams with developing and displaying the ability of an R5 robot to assist with the necessary tasks within a NASA mission, such as one on Mars. We used the Robot Operating System (ROS), and the virtual environment Gazebo to simulate the robot performing the […]

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Team WPI Robot in 3 Days 2018

As a part of the WPI Robotics Club, we developed this 2018 FIRST FRC robot in 3 days! This robot is for hundreds of thousands of high school students around the world, who will now have a better understanding of what strategies to use when building their own robot in the next 6 weeks. To […]

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Poverty Stoplight Interactive Qualifying Project

Poverty Stoplight Interactive Qualifying Project This project is an Android application designed to help social workers in Paraguay better help people in poverty. The application was developed for Fundación Paraguay and Poverty Stoplight, and consisted of developing a REST API and an Android application capable of syncing sensitive family data from a secure server. This […]

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Project Drogo

We developed a wearable device designed to assist elderly people through post hip surgery recovery. The device has two main functions: 1. Looking out for prohibited motions After a hip replacement, there are a number of motions you can’t do. For example, you can’t bend over, you can’t cross your legs, and you can’t shift […]

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Asteroid 33662 Named Tacescu

In recognition of my performance at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, MIT Lincoln Laboratory named a newly discovered asteroid in my honor. Welcome to existence, Minor Planet 33662 Tacescu!

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RoboMagellan Team WPI

This robot competed in the RoboMagellan competition at the 2018 RoboGames in California. The robot was designed to autonomously find cones based on approximate GPS coordinates and report them back to a command module. There were three parts to the robot: the base, the navigation, and the cone finding. For simplicity, the base used was […]

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Project Pather

Project Pather is a kiosk mapping software developed to provide directions to Bringham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital visitors. It has contextual search as well as the capability to send users a message containing the directions via text message or by email. The navigation algorithm is configurable between A-star, breadth first, or depth first. Project Pather […]

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2016 Google Science Fair Finalist

One of the top 100 projects in the fair of over 1000 participants!

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