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Austin Buchan
ARC Research Engineer

Austin joined ARC in 2024 as a technical project manager and embedded systems specialist. With research and industry experience building novel mobile and manipulation robotic platforms, he is passionate about bringing safe and effective autonomy to the world. Reading, games, and home renovation projects keep him busy out of the lab.

Dennis Guttman
ARC Finance Manager

Dennis joined the ARC in 2019, and manages the ARC’s finances, and handles other administrative/compliance-related items. Dennis is a spreadsheet wizard and an expert bureaucracy navigator. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and pub trivia.

William Lim
ARC Program Manager

William joined the ARC in 2002 and has served as program manager since 2011. He holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from U of M and is responsible for center operations. He is passionate about devouring both knowledge and food.