About Me

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Deployment of our pipe inspection robot at DOE facility

Hey reader!

My name is Andrew Tallaksen, and I’m currently a Design Engineer at Valcor Engineering Corp. I hope this website gives you a little better idea of who I am and the projects that I’ve worked on.

My interests include mechanical design, robotics, mechatronics, and space. My affinity for working with with my hands and designing tangible things led me towards mechanical engineering. As an undergrad at Cooper Union and graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, I developed solid skills in mechanical design that have been refined in industry. Not only do I like designing and building, I also like bringing these designs to life, and understanding how the whole system works. That’s where robotics and mechatronics come in. During my time at CMU, I gained experience in programming by taking courses in C/C++ and Python, and was involved in large projects where I have applied my mechanical engineering skills and developed other skills working alongside electrical and software engineers.

This website is an opportunity to show my personal work and work done in school, but I’m happy to talk about what I do at a high-level at Honeybee Robotics and Valcor Engineering in a conversation.

Apart from engineering, you can find me on the court (I play pickup basketball and in a men’s league regularly), and sometimes on stage (see below for a picture of me singing with my undergrad a cappella group).

I hope you enjoy scrolling through the site. Don’t be afraid to leave questions/comments!

A cappella singing in undergrad.
Playing basketball as part of the Cooper Union Basketball Team.