Richmond, Vermont USA – Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open architecture robotics platform for the marine industry, has hired Naomi Harrison as Junior Robotics Engineer. In this position, Naomi will help advance OPENSEA’s capabilities and ease-of-use. Naomi is a recent graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Robotics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
While a student at WPI, Naomi interned at General Dynamics where she implemented new robotic solutions for design and manufacturing problems. One of her ideas was pitched to and funded by the U.S. Navy’s ManTech program. Naomi also assisted Professor Jane Li, Ph.D., with the analysis of Human-Robot Interactions and the design and development of robotic motion protocols that imitate human movement. Using Markov decision models to analyze how humans perform simple tasks, Naomi helped design a three-part validation study to test the intuitiveness of the robot’s movements. The research led to improved usability of the robots, making them more accessible to untrained users.
Naomi is already experiencing Greensea’s characteristic openness. “There’s a lot of collaboration. People try to help each other even though right now a lot of it is on Slack. We’re all working towards a goal, together.” In her first year, Naomi stated, “I want to learn more about how everything works — technology and personality-wise. I’d like to find my place in the company and in the robotics field,” said Naomi. In addition to this recent hire, Greensea continues to expand its workforce. Interested parties can monitor job openings at greensea.com/careers.