Boston Dynamics - Petman & Wildcat

The Petman robot is designed to test the performance of protective clothing designed for hazardous environments. Petman has sensors embedded in its skin that detect any chemicals leaking through the suit.

WildCat is a four-legged cheetah robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain.

During the course of my summer, I provided general engineering support for two main projects. For the Petman project, my main responsibility was to complete the implementation of humanoid, hydraulically-actuated hands. This required me to test, troubleshoot, and solve hardware problems, while collaborating with vendors and machine shops. Simultaneously, I was involved in the newest iteration of the Cheetah project, also known as Wildcat. I assisted in the design of a dyno test stand as well as provided general CAD support for various systems. My most significant contribution was the complete design of an electronics enclosure under stringent geometric and dimensional constraints; I collaborated with electrical engineers and was able to successfully deliver the prototype.