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Jacqueline Sly


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-110

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347B - Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators

Jacqueline Sly

Group Lead


Jackie is a robotics mechanical engineer in the Extreme Environment Robotics Group at JPL. Jackie received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Ocean Engineering from MIT in 2014. As an undergraduate, she worked on low-cost scalable autonomous underwater gilders, an alternate power source for AUVs that used aluminum and water as fuel and gallium as a working fluid, and suspension component design + manufacturing for an electric formula-style race car. She belonged to MIT’s Marine Robotics Team and MIT’s Formula SAE team.


B.S. in Mechanical and Ocean Engineering (2014), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Minor in Writing.

Professional Experience

November 2014 - Present, Robotics Mechanical Engineer, Extreme Environment Robotics, JPL

July 2014 - November 2014, Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Deployable Structures, JPL

May 2013 - Aug 2013, Mechanical Engineering Intern, Advanced Optics Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Research Interests

Underwater robotics
AUV (Autonomous underwater vehicles) as distributed networks