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Blair Emanuel


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105

Pasadena, CA 91101

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347Z - Advanced Robotic Systems

Blair Emanuel

Robotics Mechanical Engineer


Blair Emanuel joined the Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group as a Robotics Mechanical Engineer in 2016. She is currently working on autonomous sampling systems for potential Europa missions and deployment of lunar rovers. Prior to working at JPL, she was a researcher in the Experimental Biomechatronics Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University and the Robotics Laboratory at Olin College of Engineering.


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Experience

Robotics Mechanical Engineer, JPL (June 2016 - Present)
Project Consultant, Autodesk (March 2014 - August 2014)

Research Interests

Robotics, Applied Controls, Mechanical Prototyping Techniques


  1. R. Mukherjee S. Backus T. Setterfield A. Brinkman G. Agnes E. Sunada J. Kim B. Emanuel R. Smith J. Hyon L. Chappell J. Lymer A. Tadros, "A Robotically Assembled and Serviced Science Station for Earth Observations," 020 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 2020, pp. 1-15, 14 September 2020.