Louis Richardson

Senior Research Associate

Louis joined IHMC as a Senior Research Associate working with Dr. Robert Griffin and his team in the robotics lab in December 2023. He brings more than a decade of commercial experience in mechanical engineering, industrial design, conceptual design, and manufacturing in the creation of innovative and immersive animatronic characters and experiences.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he began to blend his artistic creativity with mechanical design. Upon graduation, he applied his cross-discipline engineering and artistic skills to address complex mechanical and aesthetic challenges of world-leading theme parks and exhibitions.

Louis enjoys collaborating with talented and diverse teams of engineers, designers, artists, and fabricators where he’s able to contribute to the development of novel ideas, technologies, and concepts. He sees IHMC as an ideal place for such collaboration on meaningful and creative research.

In his free time, he enjoys video game development, cooking for friends and family, and making props and replicas.