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Robotics Modeling and Simulation Group

Hari Das Nayar
Group Supervisor
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Hari Nayar is a principal technologist and supervisor of Robotics Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Group in the Mobility and Robotics Systems Section at JPL with 28 years of experience in the development of robotics systems. He has worked on a variety of robotics research projects at JPL including leading pioneering work in the development of a telerobotic system to assist surgeons perform microsurgery and developing algorithms and control software for robotic systems. He was a Visiting Lecturer in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA in 2000 and 2001. He left JPL in 2002 to start up a company to develop robotics educational software. He returned to JPL in 2007 to continue his role as a task manager and technical contributor on robotics research tasks.

B.S. (1984) Mechanical Engineering MIT
M.S. (1984) Mechanical Engineering MIT
Sc. D. (1989) Mechanical Engineering MIT

Robotics Research at JPL 2007-present.
Founder and President, OphirTech 2002-2007.
Robotics Research at JPL 1990-2002.
Visiting Lecturer at UCLA 2001-2002.
Engineering Consultant at Systemantics, Inc. 1989-1990.

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Research Tasks:
Automated Plant Micro-Propagation
Lunar Surface Operations Simulator (LSOS)
Ocean Worlds Mobility and Sensing Concepts
PDM: Planetary Dexterous Manipulators
RAMS: Robot Assisted Microsurgery
Surface Exploration Analysis and Simulation
Reusable Robotic Software - CLARAty
ROAMS: Rover Modeling and Simulation


Generalized approaches for modeling, analysis and control of robotics systems.
Optimal design and configuration of mechanisms.
Design and optimization of human-machine interfaces.
Robotics systems for medical and extreme environmental applications.

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