Lucas K Watson

A rising maker and roboticist. Interested in the applications of emerging technologies and research, particular those in acoustics, robotics, and quantum computation.

Who I am.

I'm a university student seeking to learn about the physical world. I'm driven by the applications of emerging technologies and research. I'm pursuing a double degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, and am specifically focusing my course work in fields I'm interested in: acoustics, quantum computation, and control theory.

Interests.

Chiefly, I'm interested in physical design and software that controls hardware at a high level (i.e. robotics, controls).

I enjoy working on various personal projects in IoT, machine vision, 3D printing, robotics, and more

In terms of research, I'm interested in acoustics and robotics.

I also co-produce a podcast, play the clarinet, and enjoy photography (especially film).

Awards.

Work.

Current.

  • Robot Software Intern — Piaggio Fast Forward
    Full-time Summer 2017, currently part-time.
  • Research (See Awards) — UROP, College of Engineering
  • Part Designer — Freelance

Former.

  • Learning Assistant — BU Physics Department
  • Mentor — Technology Innovation Scholars Program (TISP)
  • Mentor — FIRST Robotics (via TISP)
  • IT Technician / Web Developer — MEFA

Extracurriculars.

Current.

Former.

  • Principal Clarinet — All-Campus Orchestra

Various work I've done.

  • Part modeling/designing
  • 3D printing parts (on home-built printer)
  • Tooling for injection molding

  • Machine Learning
  • IoT (Arduino, Android Things)
  • Computer Vision
  • Robotics (ROS)

  • Full-stack web development
  • UI/UX design
  • Database, network, and server administration

  • Theatrical sound design (effects/ambiance)
  • Audio production

Websites I've created.