Luke Wendt ’07

Luke Wendt ’07 received his Ph.D. in electrical
and computer engineering control theory
and robotics from the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. As a member of the
Language Acquisition and Robotics Group/
Beckman Institute/ECE, he researched
embodied cognition on the iCub, a humanoid
robotics platform from the Italian Institute of
Technology/Genoa. He is employed at Petronics,
a robotics startup at the tech incubator in
Research Park, Urbana, Illinois. He is working
with a robotic research team on the MOUSR,
a product which recently won two awards at an
expo in Orlando, Florida, and another award in
Illinois at EOH in March 2018: first place, most
innovative design/Texas Instruments.

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