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Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group

Avi Okon
Member of Technical Staff
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Biography (more>>)
Avi Okon is a member of the technical staff in the Robotics Hardware Group at JPL. His experiences have varied from robotic hardware design to robotic force control algorthim development.
Avi joined JPL in the Spring of 2001 while completing his undergraduate studies at UCLA. After the completion of his Bachelors degree, Avi remained a JPL acedemic part-time employee while pursuing his masters degree also at UCLA.
Avi currently holds the position of Cognizant Engineer of the SPaH hardware for the Mars Science Laboratory flight mission.

Education (more>>)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles 2005

Thesis: In-situ Characterization of Climbing Hold Features using Tactile Sensing

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles 2002

Professional Experience (more>>)
2005 - Present: Associate engineer, JPL
2001 - 2005: Academic part-time engineer, JPL

Research Interests (more>>)
Robotic Hardware Design
Motion / Force Control Algorthim Developement
Multi-limbed robots
Automonous Robotic Assembly and Construction
Automonous Climbing Robots

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