Levi Todes
Robotics - Mechatronics - Engineer




Brief Overview

My name is Levi Todes, I was born and raised in South Africa. I grew up in Cape Town which means I spent a lot of time outdoors. I enjoy most sports and outdoor activities, with a particular interest in Football, Hiking, Surfing, Cricket, Rugby, Golf and Cycling. I moved to Chicago in August 2018 and am currently completing my Masters in Robotics at Northwestern University. I did my undergraduate degree in mechatronics at the University of Cape Town and I particularly enjoy digital electronics, programming and creating things with my hands!


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechatronics - University of Cape Town (Graduated Dec 2017.)
  • Master of Science in Robotics - Northwestern University (Expected Graduation Dec 2019)


  • Trossen Robotics | Robotics Engineering Intern - (August - September 2019)
  • NxR Lab (Northwestern University) | Research Assistant - (July 2019)
  • Balancell | Mechatronics Engineer - (May - August 2018)
  • Bioelectronics and Neuroscience (BENS) Research Group | Intern - (Nov – Dec 2016)
  • Cape Peninsula University of technology | Practical Training - (Nov 2014)
For more information about this experience please see my resume (button below).

What I am up to at the moment

I am currently still completing my Masters degree. The courses I have taken include: Embedded Systems, Robotic Manipulation, Machine Dynamics, Computational Photography, Introduction to Mechatronics, Introduction to Feedback Systems, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, Advanced Mechatronics, Geospatial Vision and Visualization and Machine Learning-Foundations, Applications, and Algorithms.
I recently spent the summer first working as a research assistant in the Neurocscience and Robotics Laboratory at Northwestern.
Following that I worked as a Robotics Engineering Intern at Trossen Robotics where my roles included assisting with ROS architechture, ROS implementation and CAD for Robotic arms.

Current Projects

As part of the final quarter of my masters degree my final project is under the supervision of Professor Dan Brown. The project involves the automation of a manufacturing process for a product called the Bionic Wrench. More information about the project will be posted as it happens over here.

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