Mobility and Robotic Systems
Brett Kennedy, Manager
Vandi Verma, Deputy Manager
Julie Townsend, Assistant Manager
Adriana Wall, Business Manager
Welcome to the JPL Robotics website! Here you'll find detailed descriptions of the activities of the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section, as well as related robotics efforts around the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We are approximately 190 engineers working on all aspects of robotics for space exploration and related terrestrial applications. Our primary objectives are to develop technology for in-situ exploration of the solar system, and infuse this technology into spaceflight missions. We focus on providing capabilities for mobility across and above planetary surfaces, and manipulation for instrument placement and sample collection. This includes system architectures; mechanical and electrical design; and software for perception, control, simulation, and operations. To learn more, please use the menu bar above to browse our website.