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Who are we?
Founded in 2020, Robots5 LLC develops and manufactures the Electro-Mechanical Breadboard system (EMB), for hands-on prototyping, teaching, and research.
Alongside the development of the EMB, Robots5 also offers engineering consulting services.
Before starting Robots5, Felipe led the mechanical engineering development of several robotic systems at Bossa Nova Robotics (Pittsburgh, PA) and at Vecna Robotics (Boston, MA).
He has been working as an engineer for robotics companies for more than a decade.
Felipe Depine holds a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering with focus in Dynamic Systems and Controls from the Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida, USA).
Why educational products?
A trip down memory lane... Felipe's passion for educational tools started during childhood at a woodshop, making machines and mechanisms. A bit later, with LEGO and basic electronics building robots. For a high school physics class, building a wind tunnel and more robots.
During college years, Felipe always found useful to create experiments to better understand engineering classes, such as a ball in a tube controlled with LabVIEW, PID motor control using a PIC microcontroller, a PID motor controller using Simulink and a balancing robot also using Simulink.
Why the name Robots5?
The name 'Robots5' comes from an essay Felipe wrote over 25 years ago. The essay was about the scarce technology and education accessibility in Third World Countries. In the essay, 'Robots' symbolized technology and education, and '5' represented the number of continents in the world. The term 'Robots5' then means making technology and education development accessible for people around the globe, independently of where they come from and where they were raised.
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