Lycoming grad becomes a driving force
in human-machine teaming
cott Grigsby ’84 has always
loved science and knew he’d end up involved in something
technical someday. “But I didn’t think I’d be doing anything
like this!” he admitted.
As a neuroscientist and program manager at Ball Aerospace &
Technologies Corp., Grigsby led the SAM (Semi-Autonomous Motorcar)
project to nationally renowned success and, most importantly, was part of the
team that gave Sam Schmidt, an injured IndyCar driver with no ability to move his arms or
legs, the ability to once again drive at high speeds on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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By guest contributor
LYCOMING COLLEGE 2014 FALL MAGAZINE
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