On October 25th, Jeff Legault, Associate Director at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), a semi-autonomous unit within Carnegie Mellon Univeristy’s Robotics Institute will give a talk hosted by Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR | Lisboa) at Técnico (Civil Pavilion, VA1) .
NREC combines innovation with advanced engineering to develop complete robotic solutions ready for deployment and commercialization in a variety of industries such as mining, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, defense, and more. NREC is home to 135 robotic experts and is growing fast. The main purpose of this talk is to share the potential collaboration and career opportunities that NREC can offer through the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program. The talk will cover a brief history of NREC, many examples of projects they have executed in the past and some that are currently under development, the working environment at NREC and in Pittsburgh in general as well as some of the key elements to consider when exploring a potential career or internship in the United States. There will be a session for questions.
Mr. Legault is the Associate Director at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), a semi-autonomous unit within Carnegie Mellon Univeristy’s Robotics Institute. Mr. Legault oversees several departments and activities including business development, marketing, recruiting, project financial tracking, and contracts negotiation. Internally, Mr. Legault works with the support and technical staff to improve processes and operations, and position the organization for its continuous growth. Additionally, under Mr. Legault’s leadership, dedicated business development staff creates and manages new client relationships. They pursue new markets and applications that could benefit from robotics and create marketing communications programs to build awareness of the NREC brand. Mr. Legault joined NREC in 2007.
Mr. Legault holds a M.Sc. in Physics from Sherbrook University, Canada.