Eric Wells is pursuing a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering under Dr. Jacqueline Hebert and Dr. Jason Carey. He completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta in 2018, and joined the lab shortly afterwards. Although his education lies in mechanical engineering, he has a passion for robotics and mechatronics. The perfect day for Eric involves hacking together a project that fuses both the physical and software world together in a way that improves society. He worked on the Autonomous Robotics Vehicle Project helping a student group to build an autonomous submarine throughout his undergraduate degree, developed an LQR control system for a double inverted pendulum, and recently created a desktop robotic arm controlled using force myography in a 24-hour hackathon.
Eric has diverse work experience ranging from Control Theory Research Assistant at the University of Alberta to Testing Engineer at a precise motion control company. His research interests include investigating different force feedback techniques to improve motor control in prosthetic devices.
When not in the lab you can probably find Eric at the rock climbing wall, playing ping pong, or working on personal projects to further his knowledge of robotics.