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Emma Pinegar

I’m a second year PhD student studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah. I earned my BS in Computer Science also from the University of Utah in Fall 2021.


I am currently a teaching assistant for graduate level AI, and have previously TA’d the Introduction to Robotics course at the University of Utah. I am advised by Professors Alan Kuntz and Jake Abbott working on a new kind of steerable needle. I am primarily focusing on robotics applications that help treat medical conditions or improve the quality of life of disabled persons. As an undergraduate I worked with Dr. Tucker Hermans researching 3D reconstruction methods that could be applied to several computer vision tasks.


I have worked on several projects recently, the most notable being:




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