The GRITSBot is available open-source!

After almost two years of development and numerous iterations, the design of the GRITSBot is finally mature enough for a public release. The newest design of the GRITSBot features a WiFi-enabled ESP8266 microcontroller, Qi wireless charging, stepper motors, onboard current, voltage, and temperature sensors, as well as downward-facing IR sensors …

Student Best Paper Finalist

The 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control was held in Osaka, Japan this year. Beyond getting my paper accepted, I had …

The GRITSBot

After almost a year of development and numerous hardware and software iterations, the GRITSBot is finally ready to be shown to the …

Home Automation Kickoff

Today was the kickoff of the wireless switch, a device required for the full automation of my apartment. In the current implementation …

Heterogeneous Self-Reconfiguration

Following the presentation of my paper on “Complete Heterogeneous Self-Reconfiguration: Deadlock Avoidance Using Hole-Free Assemblies” at NecSys 2013, summarized the approach in this post. …

Interview with DesignNews

Back in February, I was contacted by Ann R. Thryft from DesignNews (a print and online magazine). DesignNews addresses issues in automation …

First Milled Circuit Board

Today I produced my first circuit board at Georgia Tech’s GVU prototyping lab, which features a LPKF ProtoMat S62 circuit mill. In a few simple …