PISCES is pleased to welcome its latest addition to the team, Teddy DeRego.  Teddy has been hired on as a robotics tech working alongside his friend and colleague, Casey Pearring, under the direction of PISCES Project Manager Rodrigo Romo.

The Kamehameha School graduate is tasked with building a program that will allow users from anywhere in the world to operate the Helelani planetary rover.  He will also be integrating a time-delay emulator, which simulates the signal delay between planets when operating robotics remotely.  There are also plans to set up a “mission control center” at PISCES headquarters.

Teddy is currently a senior at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo studying Computer Science.  The Hawai‘i native said his work with PISCES gives him a chance to write software that works with a hardware system – something he’s always wanted to do.

“Also, it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to work on a big, cool-looking rover,” he added.

For the future, Teddy has his sights set on becoming a software engineer for large, networked, real-time systems.  He also takes interest in artificial intelligence, and finds Elon Musk to be a “pretty inspiring dude.”

Welcome to the team Teddy!