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Marco Dolci

Address:

4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-110

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347B - Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators

Marco Dolci, Ph.D.

Member of Technical Staff

Biography

Dr. Marco Dolci joined the Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group in 2017 working as Robotics Systems Engineer on flight projects.
Dr. Dolci received his Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino in Aerospace Engineering on Space Exploration Robotic Systems - Orbital Manipulation Mechanisms in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Italy and NASA JPL - Caltech.
He received a MS in Space Engineering, and has experience in space systems, orbital mechanics, attitude determination and control systems, space environment, payloads, and CubeSats (TeamXc experience).
Dr. Dolci received also a BS and MS in Physics with experience in data analysis, antennas, optics, cosmic rays and astrophysics.

Education

  • 2018 PhD in Aerospace Engineering (cum laude) from Politecnico di Torino
  • 2014 MS in Space Engineering from Politecnico di Milano
  • 2011 MS in Physics (cum laude) from Universita' degli Studi di Milano
  • 2009 BS in Physics from Universita' degli Studi di Milano

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present Robotics Systems Engineer, NASA JPL - Caltech. Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group
  • 2016-2017 Visiting PhD student, NASA JPL - Caltech. Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control Group
  • 2014-2016 PhD in Aerospace Engineering in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Italy
  • 2013-2014 Space systems engineer (internship), NASA JPL - Caltech. Earth, Astronomy, and Physics Mission Formulation Group
  • 2010-2010 Data analyst (internship), INAF, Italy

Research Interests

Robotic manipulation, on-orbit robotic manipulation, kinematic modeling and design, robotics systems engineering, engineering of systems

Publications

2022
  1. V. Verma, F. Hartman, A. Rankin, M. Maimone, T. Del Sesto, O. Toupet, E. Graser, S. Myint, K. Davis, D. Klein, J. Koch, S. Brooks, P. Bailey , H. Justice, M. Dolci, H. Ono, "First 210 solar days of Mars Perseverance Robotic Operations - Mobility, Robotics Arm, Sampling, and Helicopter," IEEE Aerospace Conference, 05 March 2022.
2019
  1. Giancarlo Genta, Marco Dolci, "Robotic gripper for payload capture in low Earth orbit," Advances in Astronautics Science and Technology - Springer, 02 January 2019.
2018
  1. P. Younse, R. Adajian, B. Cano, M. Dolci, P. Ohta, K. Lalla, V. Malyan, J. Munger, E. Olds, and J. Strahle, "Sample Capture and Orientation Technologies for Potential Mars Sample Return," 2nd International Mars Sample Return Conference, 27 April 2018.
  2. P. Younse, J. W. Strahle, M. Dolci, P. Ohta, K. Lalla, E. Olds, "An Orbiting Sample Capture and Orientation System Architecture for Potential Mars Sample Return," 2018 IEEE, 10 March 2018.
  3. P. Younse, J. W. Strahle, K. Lalla, M. Dolci, P. Ohta, R. Adajian, "A Systems Architecting Methodology Using Blooms Taxonomy to Promote Creative Engineering Synthesis," 2018 IEEE, 10 March 2018.
  4. R. Mukherjee, B. Chamberlain Simon, K. Wehage, J. Mayo, P. Ohta, A. Brinkman, J. Gross, W. Ubellacker, R. Smith, M. Dolci, N. Abcouwer, K. Junggon, "Testbeds and Technologies for Potential Mars Orbital Sample Capture and Manipulation," 2018 IEEE, 10 March 2018.
2017
  1. M. Dolci, A. Romero-Wolf, S. Wissel, "What number of cosmic ray events do we need to measure source catalogue correlations?," 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference" proceedings PoS (ICRC2015) 347, The Hague (The Netherlands), 13 November 2017.
  2. G. Genta, M. Dolci, "Simplified model for real time dynamic analysis of planetary rovers," XXII Congress - Italian Association of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Genova (Italy), 13 November 2017.
  3. M. Dolci, S. Ferraris, G. Genta, P. Pellegrino, D. Richiardi, G. Scalise, "Robotic system study for a LEO orbiting vehicle payload capturing," 3rd Conference of the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics", Politecnico di Torino (Italy), 13 November 2017.
  4. Genta G., Dolci M., "Synthesis model for real time dynamic analysis of planetary rovers," 23rd Conference of the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Politecnico di Torino (Italy), 13 November 2017.
  5. G. Genta, M. Dolci, "Gripper for capturing a payload in Low Earth Orbit," Memorie Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, serie V - Classe di Scienze Fisiche ISSN 1120-1630, 13 November 2017.
  6. M. Dolci, G. Genta, S. Ferraris, "Robotic gripper technology for cargo transfer in low Earth orbit," 67th International Astronautical Congress", IAC-16,D2,3,3,x32043, Guadalajara, Mexico, 13 November 2017.
  7. M. Dolci, R. Mukherjee, B. Chamberlain-Simon, R. Smith, R. Mc Cormick, P. Ohta, J. Mayo, "Concepts for a potential Mars Sample Return On-Orbit Robotic Manipulation System," SoCal Robotics Symposium 2017 at USC, 14 April 2017.
  8. J. Roggeveen, M. Dolci, V. Adumitroaie, M. Quadrelli, A. Stoica, "Analysis of Alternative Energy Harvesting Methods to Power Atmospheric Robotic Explorers on Jupiter," 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Montana, USA, 01 April 2017.
  9. K. Petersen, K. Andreyeva, J. Roggeveen, M. Quadrelli, M. Cipolato, M. Dolci, G. Matheou, M. Witek, A. Stoica, "An Investigation of Potential Solutions for Jupiter-Based Aerostatic Robotic Explorers," 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Montana, USA, 01 April 2017.
  10. R. Mukherjee, B. Chamberlain-Simon, N. Abcouwer, R. Mc Cormick, R. Smith, T. Frederick, M. Dolci, "Concepts for Mars On-Orbit Robotic Sample Capture and Transfer," 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Montana, USA, 01 April 2017.
2016
  1. C. Singh-Derewa, P. Kaur Josan P., M. Dolci, "STARARM: Personal Robotic Arm," 67th International Astronautical Congress", IAC-16,D1,2,6,x34923, Guadalajara, Mexico, 30 September 2016.