Hi! My name is Alex Baucom and I am passionate about science, engineering, and robotics. I love learning, tinkering, and building and use these talents to design robots and systems to benefit humanity. Whether that be search and rescue applications, space or ocean exploration, minimally invasive surgery, or driverless cars, I want to have a part in developing technologies that will save lives and help further our understanding of the universe.
On a more personal note, I was born and raised in Ventura, CA and went on to get a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Mechatronics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Upon graduating I got married to my beautiful wife Ashley and moved to Philadelphia, PA to continue my education at the University of Pennsylvania where I received a Master's Degree in Robotics at the GRASP Lab. I currently work as a Robotic Algorithm and Controls Engineer at Intuitive Surgical, the pioneer of minimally invasive robotic surgery.
In my free time I enjoy reading, playing board games, solving interesting programming problems, building robots, experimenting with 3D printing, eating chocolate peanut butter ice cream, optimizing my Factorio factories, and reading xkcd.
If you have any questions, comments, or just want to chat, feel free to get in contact with me.