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Darwin Chiu


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347R - Robot Ops and V&V

Darwin Chiu

Robotics Systems Engineer


Darwin is a Robotics System Engineer for the Robot Ops and V&V group. He earned a M.S. in Robotics & Autonomous Systems in 2021 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing Concentration in 2020 from Boston University. After graduating, he spent a year implementing and overseeing operations of autonomous mobile robots in a manufacturing environment at Prodrive Technologies. At JPL, Darwin is working on the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover as a both mobility downlink engineer and a rover planner.


M.S. in Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Boston University, 2021
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with Manufacturing Concentration, Boston University 2020

Professional Experience

2022 - Present: Robotics System Engineer, Robot Ops and V&V (347R) at JPL

2021 - 2022: Mechanical Design Engineer at Prodrive Technologies

Research Interests

Mobile Robots

Robotics Operations

Motion Planning

Robotics Manipulation

Multi-Agent Robotic Systems