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Finding Your Own Path | A conversation with Thomas Burns

In episode three, I have the pleasure of speaking with Thomas Burns.

I first came across his work when his YouTube video “The coolest robot I’ve ever built” (link below) went viral in the summer of 2023. Thomas is a Senior Hardware Engineer on staff at the Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst.

I really enjoyed his perspectives on creativity, wandering, and finding your own path, and I think you will, too. We explore a wide array of topics, from allowing yourself to wander, charting your own path, taking risks, the intersection of creative and technical work and much more. I really enjoyed this conversation and I hope you do as well.

The Coolest Robot I've ever built -

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