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Jay Jasper


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105

Pasadena, CA 91101


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347C - Extreme Environment Robotics

Jay Jasper

Robotics Mechanical Engineer


Jay Jasper joined the Robotics and Mobility section at JPL in 2015.
Prior to working at JPL, he had several internships in industrial automation, two developing software for the University of MN Distributed Robotics Lab, and one as a mechanical engineer in Boeing’s satellite division.
Jay graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 (M.S. in mechanical engineering). While at CMU, he worked in the Planetary Robotics Lab developing robots for lunar exploration.


M.S. Mechanical Engineering (2015), Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. Aerospace Engineering (2013), Purdue University

Professional Experience

JPL, Robotics Mechanical Engineer (2015-)

CMU Planetary Robotics Lab, Mechanical Design Engineer (2013-2015)

Bistrobot, Mechanical R&D Engineer (Summer 2014)

Precision Associates, Automation Engineer (Summers 2010, 2011, 2013)

Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering Research Assistant (2012-2013)

Boeing, Satellite Antenna Systems Design Engineer (Summer 2012)

Purdue FIRST Programs, Technical Director (2009-2012)

University of MN Distributed Robotics Lab, Programmer (Summers 2008, 2009)

Research Interests

Robotics: mechanical and system design.