Identified Technologies is a startup in Pittsburgh which is developing a self-piloting drone to automate land surveying and aerial mapping.
While I was at Identified, I helped develop and construct an autonomous, self-capturing, battery swapping docking station for a quadcopter. I was the mechanical lead for centering and aligning aspects of the drone capture device. This involved using SolidWorks, DFM and rapid prototyping. You can see the operation of the mechanism I developed from 00:30 to 01:00 on the video on this page.
I also helped the team with other random tasks in a startup, such as reliability testing with the dock and quad, small mechanism design for the battery swapping mechanism, and troubleshooting with literally everything.