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Dave Shinsel from "Robot Combat League" is the robo-tech for Team Crash in the Syfy competition series. His teammate is his daughter, robo-jockey Amber Shinsel. Dave is an engineering manager at Intel in Portland, Oregon.

Dave Shinsel is proud to participate in "Robot Combat League" alongside his daughter, Amber, and the duo are determined to let nothing stop them in the tournament. Dave is an engineering manager at Intel Corporation with 29 years of hardware and software engineering experience.
Dave Shinsel in "Robot Combat League"
Dave Shinsel Robot Combat League
He holds two United States Patents on engineering designs. Dave has been building robots as a hobby for over 10 years and is a recognized leader in hobby robotics having penned several articles on robot hardware design and programming. He is the winner of the 2005 Seattle Robotics Robo-Magellan competition and was honored with a 2010 Backyard Genius Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. Dave is also the designer and builder of Loki, a robot that can respond to human commands, find and pick up objects off the floor, has facial and object recognition and several layers of artificial intelligence. Loki is considered one of the most sophisticated "hobby robots" in the world. Dave suffered from a bout with cancer that left him without full use of his voice, but he beat the illness and stands stronger today.

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Age: ∼58 years old
Hometown: Portland, OR
Current Residence: Portland, OR

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