The Future of Unmanned Ocean Innovation & Exploration
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About the Event
Join us for our panel of young professional marine roboticists discussing the possibilities of future unmanned ocean tech ahead of World Oceans Day. Q & A to follow, submit your questions on our social media: @SeaworthyCollective
Zoom info will be sent out 24 hours before the event via e-mail to registered attendees.
About our panel:
Dr. Katie Skinner
Katherine (Katie) Skinner is a researcher in underwater robotics. Her work focuses on advancing sensing and perception for autonomous underwater vehicles. Through her research, she has conducted field work around the world, including in Australia, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Jamaica. Katie is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan, where she was a member of the Deep Robot Optical Perception Laboratory. She also holds a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a Certificate in Applications of Computing from Princeton University.
Eric Nieves (Soon to be Dr. Nieves)
Eric Nieves is a PhD student in FAU’s Ocean & Mechanical Engineering program. His love for ocean applications started at a young age, where he participated in sea experiments and ocean education outreach. Eric has centered his expertise on signal processing and machine learning techniques for ocean sensors. Some projects have included using magnetometers on autonomous underwater vehicles for object localization and integrating computer vision algorithms onto an unmanned surface vehicle for object detection. Over the past few years, Eric’s research has earned him support through the Link Foundation Fellowship and Dolores Auzenne Fellowship. His work has also been featured in the OCEANS and MARELEC conferences. Moving forward, Eric hopes to build up other ocean engineers and scientists so collective innovation can occur.
Daniel Kleinman is Seaworthy Collective's Founder and CEO. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, focusing on ocean technology while following a passion for exploring and understanding the oceans. As an undergraduate, Daniel interned with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and became a University Innovation Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Daniel spent two years as a Pilot & Test Engineer for Bluefin Robotics' Bluefin-21 unmanned underwater vehicles in Boston. Daniel spent the following three years in San Diego as a Contractor for the Navy contributing to mechanical engineering R & D for maritime systems. This Fall, Daniel will begin his Masters studies in Exploration Science at The University of Miami. Daniel created Seaworthy Collective in early 2020, channeling his passion, network, and wealth of industry knowledge to help empower a community of current and aspiring ocean innovators and entrepreneurs.