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Robotic Actuation and Sensing Group
Jaakko Karras
Robotics Electrical Engineer
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Jaakko Karras joined JPL in February 2014 as an engineer in the Robotic Actuation and Sensing Group. He is currently working on small climbing robots and the JPL BioSleeve EMG forearm sensor. Jaakko received an M.S. in electrical engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 2013, having focused on developing tactile sensing for palm-sized legged robots. Prior to Berkeley, Jaakko attended Harvey Mudd College, graduating with a B.S. in engineering in 2010. Jaakko first began working with robots during high school with the Monta Vista Robotics Team.

M.S. Electrical Engineering, May 2013
Univ. of California, Berkeley

B.S. Engineering, May 2010
Harvey Mudd College

Feb 2014 – Present: JPL, Robotics Electrical Engineer

Sep 2013 – Jan 2014: HRL, Robotics Intern

Aug 2010 – Aug 2013: UC Berkeley Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, Graduate Research Asst.

Palm-Sized Robots
Sensing and Perception
Rapid Manufacturing
Embedded System Design

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