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Tanay Choudhary

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As an undergraduate, Tanay was involved in a number of projects encompassing robotics, medical devices, and assistive technology. He was drawn to robotics because of its interdisciplinary and practical nature, and is especially interested in human-machine interaction, mechatronics, control, and perception.

He spent the summer of 2016 with HARMAN International’s Future Experience Team, where he performed exploratory R&D and rapid end-to-end prototyping of head-mounted electromechanical systems. In 2015, he completed his bachelor’s thesis on gait biomechanics with wearable lower limb robots at the Locomotion Lab, TU Darmstadt. In the summer of 2014, he developed a scalable series elastic actuator for robotic applications as a research intern at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. Tanay also led his college team in the Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge, wherein he prototyped a tactile-feedback communication glove for the deafblind, and co-authored a corresponding IEEE conference paper. Throughout his junior year, he collaborated with the Camera Culture group at MIT Media Lab to develop portable, low-cost medical diagnostic devices aimed at disrupting the primary healthcare sector in India.

After completing his MS in Robotics at Northwestern, he hopes to join industry with a position centered around new and fascinating applications of robotic devices, whether it be in medicine, consumer electronics, automobiles, or industrial automation.

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