David Grunberg '03
"Quest Academy allowed me the freedom to pursue my interests in mathematics and science. Through activities such as math team and science fair, I developed my passion for technology-based fields. I was well prepared to continue with my studies in high school, and eventually college."
I am a first year graduate student at Drexel University, and am continuing the research that I began as an undergraduate on integrating music and technology. My current project is enabling robots to respond to and dance with music. We are using the Hubo platform as our dancing robot, which presents new opportunities and challenges. The Hubo, one of the most advanced humanoid robots in the world, can move in a very human-like manner and contains many sensors to help position the motors. The Hubo computer is also more capable than our previous robots, so it can perform more complex tasks, such as using a camera to watch a conductor while also listening to the music.
Illinois Math and Science Academy, Class of 2006
Drexel University, Class of 2011
BS, Electrical Engineering