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Hari Nayar is a principal technologist in the Mobility and Robotics Systems Section at JPL with over 30 years of experience in the development of robotics systems. He has worked on a variety of robotics research projects at JPL including leading pioneering work in the development of a telerobotic system to assist surgeons perform microsurgery and developing algorithms and control software for robotic systems. He was a Visiting Lecturer in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, he started up a company to develop robotics educational software. He returned to JPL in 2007 to continue his role as a task manager and technical contributor on robotics research tasks.
B.S. (1984) Mechanical Engineering MIT
M.S. (1984) Mechanical Engineering MIT
Sc. D. (1989) Mechanical Engineering MIT
Robotics Research at JPL 2007-present.
Founder and President, OphirTech 2002-2007.
Robotics Research at JPL 1990-2002.
Visiting Lecturer at UCLA 2001-2002.
Engineering Consultant at Systemantics, Inc. 1989-1990.
Generalized approaches for modeling, analysis and control of robotics systems.
Optimal design and configuration of mechanisms for robotics.
Robotics systems for medical and extreme environmental applications.