Amos Ambler

Piaggio Fast Forward
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Truly Integrated Design and Engineering

Biography: Amos Ambler is a Mechanical Engineer at Piaggio Fast Forward where he designs and constructs the mechanical systems for their prototype robots Gita and Kilo. Prior to this, he graduated Lehigh University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Aerospace Engineering. After school he started a business refurbishing and modifying a wide range of cars in conjunction with developing a website to sell home built car parts.

Talk Title: Truly Integrated Design and Engineering

Talk Abstract: Piaggio Fast Forward was founded in 2015 by the Piaggio Group to develop lightweight mobility platforms that move people and goods better, faster, and more efficiently. Drawing upon Piaggio’s 130 years of expertise, Piaggio Fast Forward emerged from a design philosophy that is aligned with the performance, structure, mechanism, behavior, and identity of their products.

An integrated approach to product development calls for a cohesive design and engineering process. The PFF team is a conglomerate of multi-disciplinary backgrounds and skills, it works closely together, learns from one another, and encourages constructive tension. A strong collaborative nature translates from leadership, to the design and engineering process, to the tools that enable synergy across the entire team, within the office and across the country.