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Office of the Vice President


To: Engineering Intern team
From: VP Operations
Subject: Welcome

I’m pleased to welcome the new members of the Robotics Technology group at Innovo Engineering. Early in this project, you will be working closely with the Civil, Architectural and Mechanical engineering groups to inform your later work.   

As engineering interns for Innovo, you will be involverubble of collapsed building in London (BBC News)d in designing and building robots for custom applications. As you know we currently have a contract with a national rescue squad to design and build robots that can:

  • navigate through rubble to locate people who may be trapped in the buildings
  • determine the status of the victims, and
  • help lift or move pieces of rubble OR deliver small needed items until the rescue workers arrive.

In order for you to be credible contributors to this project, your project manager has arranged for you to work with the structural folks on structural collapse problems that will provide background you need.  Your internship assignment is to learn from engineering experts what concepts and skills are needed to design, build, test, and demonstrate the performance of a robot that the rescue squad can use.   Innovo has partnered with Carnegie-Mellon University’s robotics institute to use the Telepresence Robotics Kit  (TeRK)  as a starting model.

About Innovo Engineering

Innovo Engineering is a national multi-disciplined engineering company employing more than 2800 outstanding professionals licensed or registered to practice in 23 states. Based in Northern California, Innovo Engineering has purposely diversified in its technical abilities in order to provide project owners with a single source firm for numerous project design and construction requirements. This approach to serving clients lessens the burden on an owner to identify appropriately-qualified and experienced firms for their project, promotes a smooth transition from one phase of a project to another, and benefits the owner by readily having at his disposal a collective staff of well-trained, experienced, and diversified engineers and specialists to aid in value engineering projects.     

We strive toward achieving a goal to work closely with our clients and their development team, to complete their projects within budget and on schedule. Our staff adheres to a very strict written quality assurance standards and procedures, and recognizes producing a high-quality product as the company's first priority and primary goal.

Innovo is a leading engineering company with growing expertise in designing and building robots for custom applications.  In addition, we are proud to be developing a reputation for an emergency response team that will respond expediently, equipped for onsite investigation of bridge collapse, building collapse and structural failure.

Before your begin

It is imperative to stay in close contact with your project manager.  Be aware that you will not be paid for any time you put into work on the next task before you have received feedback on the previous task.

Before you begin work, explore the Orientation section of this website to learn how to succeed here at Innovo Engineering. You will be working in individual projects and in teams throughout your affiliation with Innovo so take the time to learn how to succeed.

  • Read Working with Tasks to better understand why and how we define and solve problems and tasks.
  • Work your way through the information in Working in Teams to get your team off to a better start.
  • New material is added to the Orientation section as needed so plan to check back regularly.

Your project manager will assign specific Tasks & Assignments for you or your team to complete. Follow the task links on the left to discover the details of the tasks. Be certain to review the Requirements section for each task or subtask before you embark on your solution.

Our R&D librarian has gathered Resources for you to reference as you complete the tasks assigned. If you have suggestions for additional resources, please post them to the Discussion area of your project website.

After you have completed each task, you will review Debrief questions to confirm your learning and understanding of the task.

Welcome aboard!


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