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Robotic Mobility Group

Neil Abcouwer
Robotics Electrical Engineer
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Biography (more>>)

Neil Abcouwer is a Robotics Electrical Engineer in the Robotic Mobility Group. Neil is currently working on planning and mobility for the LEMUR3 robot, which uses limb and microspines to climb cliffs and lava tubes, software and perception for the Mars Orbital Sample Transfer Technologies (MOSTT) task, for capture and processing of orbiting sample cache for Mars Sample Return, and avionics for the Athena rover upgrade.

Prior to joining JPL in 2014, Neil earned his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his M.S. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, where he researched mobile robotics for flexible assembly processes and assistant-taught courses in robotics, control theory, and electrical engineering.

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Education (more>>)

M.S. Robotics (2014) from Carnegie Mellon University, PA

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering (2013) from Carnegie Mellon University, PA

Professional Experience (more>>)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Robotics Electrical Engineer, Mobility and Robotic Systems Section (2014 - Present)

The Robotics Institute: Student Researcher, Biorobotics Laboratory (2012 - 2014)

Carnegie Mellon University: Teaching Assistant (2012 - 2014)

The Boeing Company: Engineering Intern, In-Flight Entertainment (2012)

OnStar, General Motors: Intern, Advanced Systems Development (2011)

Research Interests (more>>)
  • Robotic kinematics, dynamics, and controls
  • Software and hardware for robotic systems
  • Computer vision and sensors
  • Robot mobility

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