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Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group

Matthew Heverly
Member of Technical Staff
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Biography (more>>)
Matt Heverly joined JPL in the spring of 2005. Prior to this Matt worked at an industrial aerospace company designing robotic hardware and space mechanisms.

Matt is currently working as mobility systems engineer for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover. Prior to this he was the chief mechanical engineer on the ATHLETE hex legged rover as well as a Rover Driver on the "Opportunity" Mars Exploration Rover.

Education (more>>)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering (2005)
Boston University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (1999)
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Professional Experience (more>>)
2005 - Present
JPL - Senior Member of the Technical Staff

1999 - 2003
Alliance Spacesystems Inc. - Mechanical Engineer

Research Interests (more>>)
Mechanical design and control of robotic systems and mechanisms

Selected Publications (more>>)

M. Heverly, J. Matthews, M. Frost, C. McQuin, "Development of the Tri-ATHLETE Lunar Vehicle Prototype," Proceedings of the 40th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, May 7-9, 2010.

M. Heverly, J. Matthews, "A Wheel-on-limb rover for lunar operation," in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (iSAIRAS), February 25-29, 2008.

M. Heverly, S. Dougherty, G. Toon, A. Soto, J.F. Blavier, "A Low Mass Translation Mechanism for Planetary FTIR Spectrometry Using an Ultrasonic Piezo Linear Motor," 37th Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium, May 2004, pp. 251-262.

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