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Robotic Manipulation and Sampling Group

Matthew Robinson, PhD
Senior Member of Engineering Staff
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Biography (more>>)
Matthew L. Robinson is currently the Deputy Product Delivery Manager of the Sampling and Caching Subsystem for the Mars 2020 Rover. In addition he is the lead robotic arm systems engineer and robotic arm surface operations lead for the 2011 Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity. Previously he contributed to the 2007 Mars Phoenix Lander mission as the lead robotic arm flight software engineer, robotic arm engineer and surface operator. His research efforts have included the development of calibration-free, stereo-based manipulation techniques (HIPS) and general control systems for holonomic and hybrid nonholonomic/holonomic systems. Other research interests include machine vision, manipulation, mechatronic systems and controls. He is a senior member of the engineering staff in the Robotic Manipulation and Sampling Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he has been since 2001.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2001
B.S in Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1996

Professional Experience (more>>)
Senior Member of Engineering Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2001-present.

  • Deputy Product Delivery Manager of the Sampling and Caching Subsystem for the Mars 2020 Rover
  • Lead Robotic Arm Systems Engineer and Robotic Arm Surface Operations Lead for the 2011 Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity
  • 2007 Phoenix Lander Flight Software Cognizant Engineer for the Robotic Arm, Robotic Arm Engineer and Surface Operator

  • Research Interests (more>>)
  • Machine Vision
  • Manipulation
  • Sample Acquisition and Handling

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