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Teaching Tech on YouTube: Alexander Schepelmann, Robotics Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

Lecture Entrepreneurship Student Life Digital Event

Wed, Jul 14, 2021

12 PM – 12:45 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join us on July 14 at 12 p.m. ET via Zoom as part of the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Alexander Schepelmann (CWR' 09, '10), Robotics Engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center and founder of Super Make Something. He will discuss Super Make Something and his passion for sharing his love of tech and electronics.

In 2015, Schepelmann founded Super Make Something, a Youtube channel where he shows people how to make "cool stuff," with projects that range from woodworking to electronic. Schepelmann is an alum of CWRU, where he studied mechanical engineering. He earned his PhD in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Schepelmann joined NASA's Glenn Research Center in September 2020.


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Alexander Schepelmann

Robotics Engineer

NASA Glenn Research Center


Alex Schepelmann is a Robotics Engineer in the Mechanisms and Tribology Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

His passion is robotics, especially robotic systems and actuators. He holds a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, as well as a M.S. and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. His expertise includes the design, control, and actuation of legged robotic systems, optimization-based design and control of robotic actuation technologies with a focus on series elastic actuators, state-estimation, numerical optimization, machine learning, and real-time computer vision methods for obstacle avoidance in autonomous vehicles.

At Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, he worked with Hartmut Geyer investigating legged systems. There, his research focused on the design and control of legged locomotion testbeds to evaluate decentralized swing-leg controllers, and the design and control of compact nonlinear springs for series elastic actuators. At Carnegie Mellon, he also completed a post-doctoral fellowship working with Howie Choset to help develop compact series elastic actuators for the CMU Biorobotics Lab and HEBI Robotics.

At Case Western Reserve University, he worked with Roger Quinn in the Center for Biologically Inspired Robotics Research. There, his research focused on creating real-time computer vision algorithms to enable autonomous vehicles to avoid obstacles. (aschepelmann.github.io/)

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