Robotics demo and presentation


Save the date - we will be conducting a robotics demonstration at the Citadel with Sam Venning. Additional information about the talk and demo will be published in the next week. 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 18 Apr 2023
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 171 Moultrie St
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • United States 29409
  • Building: Grimsley Hall
  • Room Number: 114

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  • Starts 03 April 2023 05:38 PM
  • Ends 18 April 2023 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Sam Venning of IEEE / DES


Small to medium sized robots for outdoor applications

Title: Small to medium sized robots for outdoor applications.
There is a great need for small to medium size robots in the defense industry. The autonomous ground vehicle project is a multi-phase research and development project for Defense Engineering Services. This project was used as a starting point for the company to try and fill this need for future customers. This platform was built in three months using a small team of Engineers and Citadel students and it was used to understand the many challenges faced when developing robots for the Department of Defense. The DES team has completed phase one of their project by fabricating and integrating the robot. Future phase will cover topics such as autonomy, software redundancy/ integration, the ability to deal with difficult terrain, and human machine interfaces. 
Demonstration: Small to medium size outdoor robot teleoperation  


Sam Venning is an Electrical Engineering Alumni from The Citadel, an IEEE member and has been working for Defense Engineering Services for three years. He has experience with power electronics, robotics, control systems, and vehicle integration. 

Ryan Integlia of The Citadel / IEEE


Event and Speaker Introduction for Small and Medium Sized Outdoor Robots

A breif introduction of the speaker, the topic and demonstration, along with comments on advising the evolution of small and medium size robot development from senior design to industry.