Troy Southard is a current MS student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Denver focusing on Mechatronic Systems Engineering. His research involves building a framework for cooperative mobile manipulation for multiple robot systems with the Robot Operating System and a Gazebo simulation environment. His work also includes integrating LIDAR sensors for object detection and a Vicon Motion Capture system for robot localization. Troy is from Downers Grove, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He received his BS in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2017.