Hello, my name is Wil Selby and I currently live in Washington DC. I have always been fascinated by technology, specifically robotics. The field of robotics combines hardware and software development to create an object that will impact the world. This website chronicles my technology interests whether it is my most recent side project or formal research assignments.
Wil Selby demoing a quadrotor in Monaco
I graduated from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in 2009 with a Bachelor’s of Science with Honors in Systems Engineering. This degree focused on the combination of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering principles similar to the Mechatronics discipline and included extensive course work in control system design. I continued to pursue my interests in robotics by attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  and graduating with a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.

My research at MIT focused on the ability for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to identify and track moving surface targets without external localization or processing. My advisor was Professor Daniela Rus in the Distributed Robotics Lab based in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). You can check out the amazing work my lab mates continue to produce by visiting MIT’s Distributed Robotics Laboratory webpage for more information.