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Josh Marino

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Josh received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2014. After taking courses in numerous areas of mechanical engineering (fluids, statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, etc.), he was most interested in robotics after taking mechatronics, dynamics, and a robotic manipulation introductory course. His senior design project was Bio-Inspired Robotic Design (BIRD) in which the team designed a biofidelic robotic seagull with correct articulation. Josh designed a robotic model using DH convention, as well as creating a back sweep model to reduce drag on the upstroke. He also controlled motion of the bird flap using servos and feedback sensors to ensure proper angles at the correct time.

Currently, Josh is a student of the Master of Science in Robotics (MSR) program at Northwestern University. He is interested in robotic manipulation, bio-inspired technology, and research in those areas. As part of the MSR program, Josh has had opportunities to work on a Baxter research robot using ROS and Python, as well as a KUKA youBot.

Professional Experience

  • Northwestern University
    • Research Assistant
  • Atlantic Constructors Internship (Richmond, VA)
    • Tracked labor productivity being installed at Richmond's Lankmark Theater.