Name Position Major Email

Meet our Team

  • Andy Gray Team Leader Electrical and Computer Engineering andygrayia@gmail.com
    Andy Gray

    Degree Pursuing:

    PhD

    Concentration:

    Machine Intelligence, Electrical Engineering, Leadership

    Team Contributions:

    Hardware, electrical, and software implementation, testing, and supervision

  • Daniel Frank Team Co-Leader Mechanical Engineering dzf209@gmail.com
    Daniel Frank

    Degree Pursuing:

    PhD

    Concentration:

    Outreach Coordinator, Freshman Recruiting, Paper Coordinator

    Team Contributions:

    Mechanisms and hardware mounting, manufacturing, literature review, mechanisms advisor

  • Matt Langford Software Lead Computer Engineering matthew.langford95@gmail.com
    Matt Langford

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

     Autonomous systems, software architecture

    Team Contributions:

    Responsible for all software programs, obstacle avoidance grids, missions, lake testing

  • Lucas Murphy Mechanical Lead Mechanical Engineering lucasdmurphy@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Manufacturing, CAD

    Team Contributions:

    Responsible for all hardware, superstructure, challenge creation, lake testing

  • Matthew Griessler Electrical Lead Electrical Engineering mgriessler@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Hardware development

    Team Contributions:

    Responsible for all electronics, board development, hardware integration, safety mechanisms, lake testing

  • Jason Nezvadovitz Controls Lead Mechanical Engineering nez.jason7@gmail.com

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Non-linear controls

    Team Contributions:

    Controls and path planning, obstacle avoidance testing, lake testing

  • Tess Bianchi Software Computer Science tessbianchi@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Perception

    Team Contributions:

    Scan the code mission, state machine, object classification, lake testing

  • Tim Williams Mechanical Mechanical Engineering timmw@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Manufacturing

    Team Contributions:

    Construction of mechanisms and mounts, development of course challenges, lake testing

  • Kipling Cohen Mechanical Aerospace Engineering kiplingcohen@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Mechanisms, CAD

    Team Contributions:

    Created racquetball launcher and mount, lake testing

  • Daniel Volya Software Computer Engineering dvolya@gmail.com

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Perception

    Team Contributions:

    Detect and deliver mission, docking mission, LIDAR normalization, lake testing

  • Kevin Allen Software Computer Science kmallen@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Perception

    Team Contributions:

    Detect and deliver mission, underwater shape identification mission, LIDAR normalization, lake testing

  • Forrest Voight Navigation Electrical Engineering forrest.voight@gmail.com

    Degree Pursuing:

    MS+

    Concentration:

    Sensors

    Team Contributions:

    NaviGator INS development, passive SONAR testing, lake testing

  • Anthony Olive Network/Computers Computer Engineering anthony@iris-systems.net

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Networking/Simulation

    Team Contributions:

    Responsible for network systems, OS specific software on NaviGator computers and servers, simulator, lake testing

  • Daniel Dugger Electrical Electrical Engineering duggerd@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Safety Systems

    Team Contributions:

    Design, development, and testing of NaviGator AMS safety systems, lake testing

  • David Soto Software Computer Science d.soto@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Perception

    Team Contributions:

    Acoustic based transit mission, find the break mission, stereo vision, lake testing

  • Ralph Leyva Software Electrical Engineering rleyva@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Perception

    Team Contributions:

    Obstacle avoidance grids, LIDAR integration, sensor integration, lake testing

  • Sylvie Hyman Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering sylvishawn7@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Manufacturing

    Team Contributions:

    Electronics box enclosure and mounts, lake testing

  • Blake Peterson Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering bapete@gmail.com

    Degree Pursuing:

    BS

    Concentration:

    Manufacturing

    Team Contributions:

    Sensor mast and mount, lake testing

  • Jake Easterling Sound processing Electrical Engineering jeasterling@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    MS

    Concentration:

    Acoustics

    Team Contributions:

    Passive SONAR hardware development, analog and digital systems

  • Dr. Eric Schwartz Project Director Faculty Advisor Faculty in Electrical and Computer Engineering ems@ufl.edu

    Position:

    MIL Director, ECE Faculty Member

    Concentration:

    Student competition teams, autonomous mobile agents (vehicles), computer hardware/software, microcomputers, digital design

  • Dr. Carl Crane Faculty Advisor Faculty in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering carl.crane@gmail.com

    Position:

    CIMAR Director, MAE Faculty Member

    Concentration:

    Robotics, computer aided design, mechanical design, spatial mechanisms, robotics, autonomous vehicles

  • Shannon Ridgeway Faculty Advisor Faculty in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering scer@ufl.edu

    Position:

    MAE Faculty Member

    Concentration:

    Advisor, autonomous systems

  • Dr. Ira Hill Faculty Advisor Faculty in Engineering ijh3@ufl.edu

    Position:

    Engineering Faculty Member

    Concentration:

    Advisor, autonomous systems

  • Darsan Patel Industry Liaison and Advisor Mechanical Engineer at Prioria Robotics darsan1313@gmail.com

    Position:

    Mechanical Engineer, Prioria Robotics

    Concentration:

    Advisor, mechanical design, manufacturing

  • John Esposito Manufacturing Assistant Mechanical Engineering jce316@ufl.edu

    Degree Pursuing:

    MS

    Concentration:

    Mechanisms

    Team Contributions:

    Imaging SONAR mount

Students are predominantly from three different departments in UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Computer and Information Science Engineering.  Over twenty students have contributed to our project, from freshmen to PhD students.