Hello, my name is Wil Selby and I currently live in Pittsburgh, PA where I lead Product Management for the Mapping system at Aurora, a self-driving vehicle company.  Previously, I lead the Product Management team at Ouster, a lidar manufacturing and robotics company.

I have always been fascinated by technology, specifically robotics. The field of robotics combines hardware and software development to create an object that will impact the world. This website chronicles my technology interests whether it is my most recent side project or formal research assignments.

Wil Selby demoing a quadrotor in Monaco
I graduated from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Systems Engineering. This degree focused on the combination of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering principles similar to the Mechatronics discipline and included extensive course work in control system design. I continued to pursue my interests in robotics by attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  and graduating with a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2011.

My research at MIT focused on the ability of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to identify and track moving surface targets without external localization or processing. My advisor was Professor Daniela Rus in the Distributed Robotics Lab based in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). You can check out the amazing work my lab mates continue to produce by visiting MIT’s Distributed Robotics Laboratory webpage for more information.

After graduate school, I served in the United States Marine Corps as an Intelligence Officer. I lead the Intelligence section for the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines infantry unit where we deployed to South East Asia to train with foreign militaries. I then completed a second assignment at Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command where I lead a cyberspace operations team supporting counter-terrorism operations.

I transitioned out of the Marine Corps in late 2017 to begin a career in Product Management in the robotics industry.

I’m always bouncing around between side projects to explore new technologies. Reach out if you have any recommendations or questions!