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Contact Information:

Cornell University

175 Biotechnology Building

Ithaca, NY 14853




Elliot Richards

Robotics Engineering Technician

Research Interests:

I support robotic data collection operations at Buckler Lab, providing knowledge in electrical and mechanical design. The main facets of my position involve prototype fabrication, robot repair, and mechanical engineering. In 2018, the lab joined an early adopter program with EarthSense, a robotics company based in Illinois. After receiving their prototype rovers, I collaborated with EarthSense to improve designs after extensive field testing. I'm also developing a robotic leaf tissue collector with the goal to improve the lab’s capability to accurately acquire DNA samples.

With my machining, electronics, and product development experience, I enjoy working on the lab’s various hardware projects. I am pursuing a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering at Drexel University. Working at Buckler Lab serves as a co-op, counting towards my engineering degree. 


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