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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 electronics for a novel hand for the Supervised Remote Robot with Guided Autonomy/Teleoperation (Surrogate) task and kinematic mobility for the Small Body Surface Sampler and Explorer (SmalBoSSE) task.

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 five different 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)

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

Carnegie Mellon University: Teaching Assistant (2012 - 2014)

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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