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FORMER MEMBER
Jaret Matthews
Member of Technical Staff
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Biography (more>>)
Jaret Matthews joined JPL in the summer of 2003 after completing an internship in the Robotic Vehicles Group (now Robotic Hardware Systems). Since arriving at JPL, Jaret has contributed to a diverse array of projects involving mobility, mechanization/actuation, and manipulation in extreme environments. Robots that he helped create have crawled in zero-g, sampled the ocean depths near Japan and Iceland, rolled across Greenland and the South Pole, punctured through ice shelves in Antarctica, and flown to the upper limits of Earth's atmosphere.

Jaret is presently serving as the project manager and lead systems engineer on the ATHLETE hex-limbed lunar rover. He is also serving as project manager and lead mechanical/systems engineer on the Lunar Low Temperature Wheels and Prototype Mars Drilling System tasks.

Education (more>>)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (Present)
Stanford University Honors Cooperative Program
M.S. Space Studies(2003)
International Space University, Strasbourg, France
B.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics(2001)
Purdue University

Professional Experience (more>>)
2003 - Present
JPL - Member of Technical Staff

Research Interests (more>>)
Mechanisims/mechatronics design, robotic systems engineering, extreme environment robotics

Selected Publications (more>>)

B. Wilcox, T. Litwin, J. Biesiadecki, J. Matthews, M. Heverly, J. Morrison, J. Townsend, N. Ahmad, A. Sirota, B. Cooper, "Athlete: A cargo handling and manipulation robot for the moon," Journal of Field Robotics, May 2007, Volume 24, Issue 5, Pg. 421-434.

A. Behar, J. Matthews, K. Venkateswaran, J. Bruckner, J. Jonsson, "A deep sea hydrothermal vent bio-sampler for large volume in-situ filtration of hydrothermal vent fluids," Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 2006, 47(4): 443-447.

A. Behar, J. Matthews, C. Raymond, E. Means, "The JPL PAUSE Aerobot," IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2005, October 2005, Volume 4, 10-12 Oct. 2005 Page(s):3939 - 3943.

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