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Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group

Vladimir Arutyunov
Member of Technical Staff
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8/10 - 12/15 California State University Northridge - B.S., Mechanical Engineering, minor in Sustainability. Cum Laude.

(2018-Present) Mars 2020 Rover, Sampling & Caching Subsystem, Adaptive Caching Assembly. Sample Handling Assembly V&V and Bit Exchange testing.
(2017-2018) Mars Science Laboratory Surface Operations. Feed-Extended Drilling (FED) early testing. Lead for engineering-model rover force-torque sensor replacement operation.
(2015-2017) Asteroid Redirect Mission, Capture Module; conceptualization, design, fabrication/assembly, and testing for microspine gripper tool drivetrain.
(2014) IRIS - In-situ & Remote Inspection Robot; Gecko gripper end effector mechanical design and testing

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2020 - Mars 2020 Rover
2011 - Mars Science Laboratory


Philosophy of Engineering, robotic systems engineering, extraterrestrial sampling and mobility, engineering methodology, engineering education.

JPL Voyager Award, 2018. For outstanding technical excellence developing and conducting the replacement of the faulty Robotic Arm Force Torque Sensor in VSTB.

NASA Honor Award, 2018.
MSL VSTB Support and Upgrade Team – Group Achievement Award
For outstanding achievement supporting and improving the MSL VSTB in parallel with high priority testing support, anomaly investigations and hardware re-configurations.

JPL Team Bonus Award, 2016.
Microspine Tool for the Asteroid Redirect Mission.
For major progress with microspine gripper tool development leading to successful passing of the KDP-B milestone.

Young Engineer Award 2015 - Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America.

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