About Me

Why RoboNuke?

The first and most important question is, why RoboNuke?  Well that is pretty obvious if you know me but unfortunately for you, that is not the case. I call the website RoboNuke because I love robotics, I mean LOVE robotics.  From the content hopefully that becomes obvious.  The less obvious part is the the Nuke.  I call it nuke because I am slotted to become a nuclear engineer for the U.S. Navy.  A nickname for the nuclear division of the Navy is the nukes.  Therefore, I am the RoboNuke.

Who are you?

My name is Hunter Brown.  I am currently a student at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am in a combined BS/MS program. This means I am working on my master’s degree while finishing my bachelors degree. I do research into robotics, specifically interactive scene segmentation.  I am also what is called a NUPOC, or NUclear Propulsion Officer Candidate. This means that the U.S. Navy pays me to go to school and do my research and in exchange when I graduate I will work for them for at least 5 years.  I don’t know if it will just be 5 years, but if it turns out to be only 5 then I will go back to school and get a PhD in robotics.

Why make a blog?

My research involves a lot of computer vision, and higher level decision making, so I don’t do a lot of low level modeling and control of robotic arms. This sucks because it is a super interesting field of robotics. I decided a while ago to start the designing and building of a robotic arm, and after it’s construction, design and implement different controllers for it.  I read studywolf’s blog a lot and thought that was super cool, why not do it myself? Except that wasn’t the full story, I started writing this because it was taking 3 hours to download rasbian jessie so I had time. It is also a little bit of therapy for me.  I find that I love to teach and share what I do with people, but people don’t always love my rambling, ie this page :), but this gives me a place to teach hopefully the world about robotics, control and whatever else this becomes.

Anyways I hope you all enjoy !!!!!!!!!