Francesco (Franc) Marrato is a Master’s student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is supervised by Joshua Marshall. Francesco completed his B.A.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2021. His current research involves the application of quadrupedal robots in unstructured terrains such as forests. He is working towards using auditory queues for beyond line of sight search and path planning.

Francesco is working with the Spot robot platform, he is developing autonomous systems to track and locate illegal logging by identifying uncommon forest noises. His interests are in the application of robotics in difficult environments and to further integrate robotics into the lives of everyday people.

In his spare time, Franc enjoys tinkering and developing DIY projects. He also enjoys every and all forms of cycling.

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