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BLUE ROBOTICS Courtesy of Blue Robotics: Joe Spadola, Rusty Jehangir, and Josh Villbrandt during the sea trials of the SolarSurfer

PROPELLING THE FUTURE OF MARINE ROBOTICS AND OCEAN EXPLORATION

Their interest in underwater thrusters started as a side project for Joe Spadola, Rusty Jehangir, and Josh Villbrandt. The trio came from varied and promising backgrounds. Jehangir grew up in Chicago. After studying aerospace engineering (B.S.) and control systems (M.S.) at the University of Southern California, he joined a team designing, building, and testing a large-scale gas-powered multicopter for use by the military. Spadola came from Phoenix, and studied mechanical engineering at Arizona State University. He has worked on computational fluids dynamics and thermal analysis of jet turbine engines, designed and built autonomous vehicles, consumer product design, and fatigue analysis. Villbrandt hailed from Los Angeles, and is an avionics engineer at SpaceX during the day. He studied aerospace engineering (B.S.) followed by intelligent robotics (M.S.) at the University of Southern California and has built autonomous ground robots, quadcopters, airplanes, and now marine robots.

Courtesy of Blue Robotics: The BlueROV

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