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Robotic Manipulation and Sampling Group

Alex Brinkman
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Biography (more>>)
While getting his graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon, Alex developed an autonomous picking robot for the 2016 Amazon Picking Challenge with a team of peers and members of the Search-based Planning lab. He was a teaching assistant for the capstone project course and developed a multi-robot demonstration platform.

After joining the Robotic Manipulation and Sampling team at JPL, Alex contributes to software development for autonomous robots with the goal:
"to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life... to boldly go where no one has gone before."

Education (more>>)
MS in Robotics Systems Development, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016
BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 2012

Professional Experience (more>>)
2016 Carnegie Mellon University - Teaching Assistant
2016 Delphi Inc. - Autonomous Car Intern
2012-2015 Caterpillar Inc. - Powertrain Controls Engineer

Research Interests (more>>)
Robotic Learning Techniques
Search-based Manipulator Planning
Robot design for robust autonomy

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