Walter Bircher

About the Author

I'm a Hardware Dev Engineer at Amazon Robotics AI in Seattle. I completed my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2021) under the supervision of Aaron Dollar in the GRAB Lab at Yale University. My thesis focused on robotic manipulation, specifically how hand design can be leveraged to increase dexterity. I co-founded ReCore (2020), a medical device startup focused on frugal innovation for underserved markets. I have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (B.S. 2014) and two Master's degrees from Yale (M.S. & M.Phil 2018). In the past, I worked at Tethon3D (2015), the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (2014), and Honeybee Robotics (2013).

Last modified on January 17th, 2022