Congratulations to all our 2020 Robotics Engineering students! Every year we typically announce awards and honors during our graduation reception -- this year, with our students and faculty at home and socially distanced, we're honored to announce our award winners and RBE honorees online.
Major Qualifying Projects
Our virtual Project Presentation Days were on May 7th-8th, and our students did a magnificent job presenting their projects via live webinar -- the first time RBE had ever done so. WPI's Project Presentation Day is the culmination of students' year-long project work and intended to be the final synthesis of their time at WPI, and as such there are several honors available to those who participate.
The winner of the Provost's MQP Award in Robotics Engineering is:
MQP 16 - Robotic Water Monitoring
Thomas Vose, Daniel Shrives, and Brent Rolfes
Advised by Prof. William Michalson
Watch their presentation and live Q&A in the links provided!
Provost's MQP Award Honorable Mention:
MQP 9 - SCREAM: Transluminal Robot
Jesse d'Almeida, Joseph Bartone, Nicholas Pacheco, and Andrew Gulotta
Advised by Profs. Loris Fichera, Gregory Fischer, Haichong Zhang
In extenuating circumstances and/or if there are teams who performed with merit equal to the Provost's Award winner, the RBE Director may choose to give Robotics Engineering Director's MQP Award. This year, in addition to outstanding performance, the Director's MQP Award also takes into account the resilience demonstrated by an MQP team at this challenging time.
The winner of this year's Director's MQP Award is:
MQP 24 - 3D Swarm Construction
Cameron Collins, Josue Contreras, Neel Dhanaraj, Hannan Liang, Trevor Rizzo, and Caleb Wagner
Advised by Profs. Raghvendra Cowlagi, Xinming Huang, Gregory Lewin, and Carlo Pinciroli
RBE Director's MQP Award Honorable Mention:
MQP 20 - Modular Socially Assistive Robot Framework
Jacob Bader, Tyler Dubuke, Jonathan Sanchez, and Raymond Schade
Advised by Profs. Gregory Fischer and Carlo Pinciroli
Every year we also honor several students who exemplify the best of Robotics Engineering. Please join us in congratulating the following winners:
Outstanding Senior Award
Outstanding Senior Award Honorable Mention
Outstanding Junior Award
Outstanding Junior Award Honorable Mentions
Outstanding Service Awards
Our thanks and congratulations to all of you!