Alberto Jimenez: Robotics


Photography and Text by Alberto Jimenez, Copyright 2018




As a student in Robotics, I appreciate the changes technology brings to society. I have seen the world change as we continuously develop new ways to get things done. One of my favorite time periods in history is the Industrial Revolution, because I believe it was the most pivotal. It amazes me how the introduction of machinery dramatically changed every aspect of human life and lifestyles. From human development to impact on natural resources, the effects have been profound. I believe we are now in a new revolution where robotics will cause a turning point in life just like the Industrial Revolution did.

Robotics is the beautiful combination of my favorite three subject: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I spent most of my undergraduate time mastering the art of mechanical fabrication. From machining, laser cutting, and 3D printing to welding and casting, I have created various projects that showcase what I have learned. I sub-matriculated into the Robotics program my junior year in college and that is when I was exposed to the integration of the three subjects. I started building circuits and writing code that integrated with my mechanical systems. My portfolio follows my trajectory from building inanimate mechanical objects to building smart robots.


About The Author: Alberto Jiminez is a Senior enrolled in the School of Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2018. To access additional articles by Alberto Jimenez, click here


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