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Eric Whitman from "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius" is one of the contestants on the Discovery Channel reality competition series. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has an IQ of 142. He is currently a sixth-year graduate student, getting a PhD in Robotics. He has already earned a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Robotics.

When asked what kind of people Eric gets along with best, Eric Whitman responded, "Do robots count as people?" Eric is a young, non-nonsense
Eric Whitman in "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius"
Eric Whitman The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius
scientist who has amassed an impressive resume as a roboticist currently working on walking robots.

He has worked on short-term jobs as a mechanical, chemical, electrical, and aerospace engineer and currently mentors students on an all-girl FIRST robotics team. In his free time, Eric works on hobby projects in his basement, including a Rube Goldberg animated assembly line.

He enjoys debating and isn't afraid to tell someone when they are wrong. Eric describes himself as "brilliant" and admits that he can be "arrogant and blunt" when he thinks someone is "lazy or stupid." Competitive to a fault, Eric has willingly burnt his hand twice to protect one of his robots from harm.


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Age: ∼30 years old
Current Residence: Pittsburgh, PA

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