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Rikki Irwin

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Rikki received her BSE from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with majors in Mechanical Engineering and Cognitive Science. She then worked for Intelligent Automation, Inc for more than two years as a research engineer in the Robotics and Electromechanical Systems division. Her main projects included developing path-planning behaviors and sensor integration for mobile robots, testing optimization methods for hand tracking, and developing scenarios for use in haptic rendering.

Currently, Rikki is a student of the Master of Science in Robotics program at Northwestern University. She is interested in robotic control in the areas of manipulation, mobility, and locomotion as well as the robotic application of neuroscience in areas such as advanced prosthetics.