After graduating from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, CO I
joined the Navy as a nuclear electronics technician. I served on the
USS Nimitz in San Diego, CA as a reactor operator before becoming
the ship's Technical Publications Librarian. After 6 years in the
Navy I left to attend Colorado State University where I graduated
with Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied
Mathematics. I'm currently interested in decision based control
theory for application in cybernetics.
In my free time I'm an avid brewer and craft beer aficionado.
Besides brewing I also do computerized sports simulation focusing
primarily on college football. I am also a former velodrome points
racer and am currently training to run a triathlon. Time spent at
home is accompanied by my wife Meghan and our two cats Bella-Boo and
I am doing research in developing control strategies to induce
oscillatory modes in high degree of freedom systems. This is
applicable to the area of soft robotics where systems are
underactuated due to an almost continuous collection of states. The
promise of these soft robotic structures is in traversing terrain
that is inaccessible to robots which locomote using more
conventional means such as wheels or treads.
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