Will Sands

University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music

Computer Science and Applied Music


What do you hope to gain from your internship with IAM Robotics?

A deeper appreciation and understanding of how software can interact with the real world through robotics.

What are some cool things you have done while working at IAM Robotics?

Designing and implementing testing frameworks for continually evaluating the core functionality of SLS, so that we can constantly guarantee that all necessary features are operational at all times. In addition, I have worked to test new software releases, to ensure that our robots consistently pick with their desired accuracy and without the need for human intervention. 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  

Playing/performing music, studying chess, reading, and composing 

What are your professional goals after completing your education?

Winning a job with a professional orchestra, while continuing to develop my career as a software engineer. 

What are you listening to/reading/watching?

Mahler Symphony No. 2, Brahms Symphony No. 4; Star Trek Voyager; and Mr. Robot

Has anything surprised you about working at IAM Robotics?

How thoroughly we test the robots – the number of picks we’ve run to verify that all operations run as expected is quite staggering, and it never fails to amaze me how consistently the robots will perform across such a vast number of tasks! 

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