I work at NASA's Johnson Space Center as a Space Station flight controller and astronaut instructor. My educational background is a combination of engineering and geophysics. I think about robots more often that I get to work on them because I also have 4 very active kids ranging from 11 years old down to 2 months (as of March 2014). I am fascinated with exploration so my goal is to be able to develop robots that can explore and learn about their environment.
I created a company to use when purchasing and selling robot parts. I hope to one day open an online store under the name, but so far haven't had time to get that going. Go figure. The name of the company is Blinkin Robotics.