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Arash Kalantari


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347C - Extreme Environment Robotics Systems

Arash Kalantari

Group Leader


Arash is a Robotics Mechanical Engineer at JPL.
He specializes in mechanisms and mechanical design of robotic systems. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2015. The focus of his PhD research was on "Multi-Modal Mobile Robots.” The HyTAQ, Hybrid Terrestrial and Aerial Robot, and ResQuake are examples of the robotic platforms he has developed.


Illinois Institute of Technology, 2015
Ph.D. degree, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

K.N.Toosi University of Technology, 2008
Masters degree, Mechatronics

K.N.Toosi University of Technology, 2005
Bachelors degree, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience

Jet Propulsion Laboratory | 2017-Present
Robotics Mechanical Engineer

DAQRI | 2015-2017
Robotics Engineer


  1. S. Backus, J. S. Izraelevitz, J. Quan, R. Jitosho, E. Slavick, & A. Kalantari, "Design and Testing of an Ultra-Light Weight Perching System for Sloped or Vertical Rough Surfaces on Mars," IEEE Aerospace Conference, 01 January 2020.