Key People


Connor Shannon

Connor Shannon
Founder, Senior Advisor
5th Year Engineering Physics


I am a 5th year Engineering Physics student with a passion for science, technology, music, and nature. I have been involved with the team since I started at UBC. I have been responsible for doing a l... read more.


Devon Ash

Devon Ash
Founder, Software Architect
2nd Year BSc. Computer Science, University of British Columbia


I joined Thunderbots@Home in 2012 at the end of my first year of university. There I learned lot about machine learning, AI, and robotics software development. The team worked hard towards a goal... read more.


Maxim Prokopenko

Maxim Prokopenko
Electrical Lead
3rd year Electrical Engineering


I'm interested in firmware, schematic capture and PCB design, control implementation, communication protocols, and lots more. As the Open Robotics electrical lead I'm working on implementing a traini... read more.


Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore
Founder, Senior Advisor
4th Year Engineering Physics


As a student engineer, I am extremely excited about advancements in AI. This excitement has motivated me to lead the development of the V2 robotic platform. The goal of V2 is to provide a robust syst... read more.


Brad MacNeil

Brad MacNeil
Team Lead
4th Year Electrical Engineering



Kevin Wu

Kevin Wu

2nd Year Electrical Engineering



Reily Blackner

Reily Blackner

3rd year Engineering Physics


I am currently designing a versatile robotic hand as part of the UBC Open Robotics team and grasper sub-team. I am a 3rdyear engineering physics student at the University of British Columbia. I have ... read more.


Shamsuddin Rehmani

Shamsuddin Rehmani

3rd Year Engineering Physics - Mechanical Option



Evelyn Cranston

Evelyn Cranston
Communications Lead
3rd year Environmental Geography


As Communications lead, I do all the design and social media for Open Robotics. I currently work at UBC Studios in post-production film editing and Digital Media print services. I like funky music, ta... read more.


Jonathan Chapple

Jonathan Chapple
Software Engineer, Web Administrator/Developer
3rd Year Engineering Physics


Hi, I'm an Engineering Physics student with a knack for programming. While I enjoy working on electrical and mechanical projects my affinity is software. I can wrap my head around concepts and grasp s... read more.


Cole Spooner

Cole Spooner

3rd Year Engineering Physics - Mechanical Option


I am a 4th year engineering physics student with a passion for mechanical design. I am leading the design for the robot head, which will be capable of pan-tilt motion and house all the 3D sensors and ... read more.


Andrew Ho

Andrew Ho


2nd Year Engineering Physics


Aftab Narsimhan

Aftab Narsimhan
Software Engineer
3rd Year Biomedical Electrical Engineering


I am currently a third year student at UBC, studying Electrical Engineering in the Biomedical Option. I recently started my coop at Kardium Inc. as an Automation engineer, where I'll be doing a lot... read more.


Jonathan Harrison

Jonathan Harrison
Finance and Funding Lead
4th year Commerce


With Open Robotics, I am currently driving the of funding and admin behind the team. I study Supply Chain Management at UBC as a Commerce Undergraduate Co-op. My most recent work experience had me on ... read more.


Ben Mattison

Ben Mattison

3rd year Engineering Physics - Electrical Option


I am in third year Engineering Physics (Electrical Option) and have worked on the Pan-Tilt head mechanism for the robot. As part of co-op, I worked at the UBC Centre for Hip Health and Mobility as a ... read more.


Andy Kwan

Andy Kwan

3rd Year Electrical Engineering



Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

3rd Year Electrical Engineering



Jesse Falconer

Jesse Falconer

1st Year


Mechanical:
Currently assisting in basic head/face prototyping, design and fabrication.

Other:
Working on completing a tutorial for using the resources available to O... read more.


Kakit Cheung

Kakit Cheung
Project Coordinator
Engineering Physics (4th year)


I was a member of the original team back when it was called Thunderbots@Home during my first year at UBC in 2012. I started the Vex UBC robotics team, which competed in the Vex World Championships in ... read more.


John He

John He

3rd Year Computer Science


Hi, I joined Open Robotics in my third year at UBC. Since then, I have learned ROS, helped to make a virtual model of the robot, and met great people along the way. I look forward to learning more and... read more.


Todd Darcie

Todd Darcie

3rd Year Engineering Physics



Herman Dhak

Herman Dhak

3rd Year Computer Engineering


GitHub portfolio: https://github.com/HermanDhak


Sean McConnell

Sean McConnell

Engineering Physics


I am a second year engineering student at UBC majoring in Engineering Physics. Through Open Robotics I wish to develop technical skills and make meaningful connections through teamwork.


Blaine Huynh

Blaine Huynh

3rd Year Engineering Physics - Electrical Option (Commerce Minor)




Adrien Guichet

Adrien Guichet

3rd Year Mechanical - Mechatronics





Jessica Ha

Jessica Ha

1st Year Science








Christian Schroeder

Christian Schroeder

1st Year Engineering



Dante Cerron Tantalean

Dante Cerron Tantalean

2nd Year Computer Science



Han-Yu (Tiffany) Lee

Han-Yu (Tiffany) Lee

4th Year Mechanical Engineering



Horace Yu

Horace Yu

2nd Year Mechanical Engineering






Naghmeh Zaghi

Naghmeh Zaghi

3rd Year Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics Option)












Justin Park

Justin Park

1st Year Engineering STudent



Kevin Jayamanna

Kevin Jayamanna

4th Year Combined Honours Computer Science and Physics



Joey Limmena

Joey Limmena

3rd Year Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics Option)


I am a mechanical engineering student specializing in the mechatronics option. All my life, I've been fascinated with design and technology, leading me to pursue visual arts and graphic design from a ... read more.






Chris Chiu

Chris Chiu

2nd Year Mechanical Engineering


I am in the Mech 2 program at UBC and am very interested in robotics and design. I helped cut the chassis for the V2 Drivetrain last year and this year I am looking forwards to joining a team and lear... read more.





Charles Clayton

Charles Clayton

3rd Year Electrical Engineering


I like reusable code, automating tasks, visualizing data, and drinking really bad coffee. I joined Open Robotics because it integrates a variety of different skills. I'm new to the club but I hope to ... read more.


David Jung

David Jung

2nd Year Computer Engineering