mechatronics / (ˌmɛkəˈtrɒnɪks) /
noun the combination of mechanical engineering,
electronics, and computer software ….

David is a graduate student in the Robotics Institute at CMU (Carnegie Mellon University).

Previously he was a robotics engineer at NREC (National Robotic Engineering Center), developing perception and object manipulation algorithms for the robot CHIMP (CMU Highly Intelligent Mobile Platform). The team won a $500,000 prize and 3rd place in the DARPA Robotics Challenge in 2015.

David has undertaken research at the Humanoid Robot Research Center “HUBO Lab” at KAIST, Rainbow Robotics, A*STAR Social Robotics Lab, PAL Robotics and UQ (University of Queensland).

He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering from UQ (University of Queensland) and earned a Diploma of Engineering (Mechatronics and Robotics) from Swinburne University of Technology.