MRISAR's R&D Family Team Member:
Victoria Lee Croasdell (Siegel)
Co-founder, Art & Literary Director, Multi-disciplined Artist, Poet, Writer, Machine & Shop Worker, Engineering, Inventor, Graphics Designer, Multimedia Developer, Designer,
Photographer, Videographer, Promotion, Web Designer,
Traditional & Integrative Medicine Researcher.
Victoria Lee Croasdell, is an awarded, published and exhibited; Multi-disciplined Artist, Poet, Photographer, Writer and Engineer. Victoria joined in the creation of the MRISAR R&D Team in 1993. She is one of four family members who have designed and created the prototypes of every robotic, science, tech art and regular art exhibit that MRISAR sells and rents. Examples of her original art and photography can be seen below. Her family primarily lives in Montana and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Victoria is also the primary Voice Actor for all of MRISAR's Talking Robots and Interactive Exhibits.
MRISAR's R&D Team consists of founder John Adrian Siegel, his wife Victoria Lee Croasdell, plus their two youngest daughters Autumn Marie Siegel and Aurora Anne Siegel, (who started helping with R&D when they were preschoolers). MRISAR’s goal in creating so many products is to fund their own Philanthropic R&D projects and programs. Although each member is a core Artist/Engineer/Inventor, they have their own interests that they merge with MRISAR, resulting in a diversity of creativity! This team has even invented robotic systems for NASA.
This is how MRISAR’s R&D Team work together to invent, design and fabricate prototypes for exhibits and other devices. This process usually proceeds as follows. 1- John, Victoria, Aurora or Autumn, create a rough lined drawing of a new device or exhibit. 2- Autumn creates a 3D Rendering. During this process alterations are made for functionality and all team members point out improvements, regardless of who conceptualized or created the initial drawing. 3- Materials and parts are ordered for the new device or exhibit. 4- Materials and often parts are machined to specifications. 5- The device or exhibit is assembled. 6- The device or exhibit is rigorously tested for maximum longevity and durability. The team’s ability to harmoniously bounce creative and inventive concepts off each other, combined with each person’s multi-skilled abilities is what makes them so successful at quick and concise technological and creative solutions.
Victoria Co-founded and joined in the creation of MRISAR and its R&D Team in 1993. She is one of four family members who have designed and created the prototypes of every robotic, science, tech art and regular art exhibit that MRISAR sells and rents. Victoria is an awarded, published and exhibited; Multi-disciplined Artist, Writer, Poet and Photographer. Examples of her original Art and Photography can be seen below. She is the primary designer of all MRISAR graphic headers, exhibit display borders (like the one above), exhibition graphic panels and design details on our robotic and science exhibits. She is also the creator of, and graphic designer for, this website and our catalog.
The MRISAR's family goal in creating so many products is to fund their own Philanthropic R&D projects and programs. Although each member is a core Artist/Engineer, they have their own interests that they merge with MRISAR, resulting in a diversity of creativity!
Profit from exhibit sales help to fund MRISAR’s own Philanthropic R&D that has been presented before and/or published and awarded by: the United Nations, NASA-Emhart, Stanford, Cambridge, ICORR, ROMAN, IEEE, Discover Awards, International Federation of Robotics (IFR), etc. Our 1990's circa, original innovative R&D in "Facial Feature Controlled Technology" and "Artificial Sense of Touch Technology" (Adaptive Technology prototypes for the disabled), has helped pioneer those fields! We were the only company in the world to be awarded an entire chapter regarding our work in the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) “World Robotics; Service Robotics, 2011”.
Victoria, the oldest of 10 siblings, was raised in poverty, in isolated and rural locations, like Polebridge, MT. Her family primarily lives in Montana and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
In 1988 she moved to Byron, Michigan. There Victoria met her future husband John, an artist who is highly gifted in Mechatronics, Mechanical, Bionics, Electrical, Animatronics, Electronic, Cybernetics, Autonomics and Structural Engineering. Together, in 1991 they opened their 1st “Free Admission” Robotic, Science & Art center with experimental exhibits. In 1993 John and Victoria officially Co-founded MRISAR and created their own family R&D Team.
Since a very early age Victoria has been concerned with creating the means to help provide decent education and inspiration for children, and with issues like poverty, disability, general health care, the environment and trying to improve the quality of life for others.
Victoria has 5 children; 3 from a first marriage at age 16 (Sunshine, James & Michael) and 2 from her last marriage at age 31 (Autumn & Aurora ).
Examples of the Original Art of Victoria Lee Croasdell
Examples of the Original Unaltered Photography of Victoria Lee Croasdell
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