Monroe D. Kennedy III received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in May 2012 with the generous support of the Meyerhoff Scholars program. As a former GEM fellow and current National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include dynamics and controls with a focus in humanoid robotics and decentralized cooperative robotic transport. As a GEM fellow, Monroe also interned with the MITRE Corporation where he assisted in developing computer vision software for use in android phones for robotic vehicles.