ABOUT Platypus, LLC:
Platypus, LLC. is a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off that collects and analyzes water data using autonomous robotics. With the goal of improving and protecting our water resources, its technology and services gather information about water ways and water bodies such as topography, pH, composition and more, so that clients have more information and can make better decisions about our water.
WHAT I WAS ASKED TO DO:
The manufacturing and assembly process for Platypus’ three boats, Lutra, Serval, and Felis, was tedious, time consuming, and expensive. I was asked to redesign each boat so that it could be more cheaply manufactured and assembled more efficiently.
WHAT I DID FOR THEM:
WHAT THEY THOUGHT:
"Platypus gave Lauren a tough, open-ended, time and budget constrained design task and she exceeded all expectations. Not only were the final designs excellent, but the way she worked through multiple iterations with our demanding engineering team and the stubborn manufacturers was amazing. We'll definitely be working with Lauren again and would recommend her for all challenging design tasks!"