Lucas K Watson

A rising roboticist, researcher, and maker. Interested in the applications of emerging research, particularly those in robotics, acoustics, and applied physics.

Who I am.

I'm a student seeking to learn about the physical world and how we can apply groundbreaking research into our everyday lives. I'm pursuing a double degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, and have specifically focused my course work in acoustics, robotics, and controls.


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 most interested in acoustics and robotics (and perhaps their intersection).

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




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


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




  • Principal Clarinet — All-Campus Orchestra

Some work I've done.

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

  • Part modeling/designing
  • 3D printing

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

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

Websites I've created.