Puspita Dewi is a M.Sc. student in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department at the University of Toronto. She was previously a laboratory engineer at the Continuum Robotics Laboratory. During her time as a lab engineer, she designed and prototyped various configurations of continuum robots, such as a tendon driven continuum robot, a parallel continuum robot, and a concentric tube continuum robot. This work motivated her to pursue graduate school to expand her knowledge on continuum robotics and explore her interest in deploying continuum robots for industry applications.
Puspita completed her bachelors’ degree at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Indonesia, majoring in aeronautics and astronautics engineering. Her bachelor’s research focused on structural design and finite element analysis of a two-seater aircraft for a project in collaboration between the university and the Indonesian government research and development agency of transportation.