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Nick Wiltsie

Address:

4800 Oak Grove Dr.
M/S 82-110
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone:

818.354.3187

Fax:

818.393.3254

Member of:

347K - Robot Interfaces and Visualization

Nick Wiltsie

Biography

Nick Wiltsie is currently an engineer in the Extreme Environment Robots group. Since joining the lab in Fall of 2012, he has worked tasks relating to comet surface sampling, robotic adhesion and climbing, and active vehicle suspensions.
He received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2010 and 2012, respectively. His graduate work focused on controllable robotic adhesion using magneto-rheological fluid.

Education

2012 MS Mech. Eng. MIT
2010 BS Mech. Eng. MIT

Professional Experience

2013-Present: Robotics Mechanical Engineer, JPL
2010-2012: Research Assistant, MIT Robotic Mobility Group
2009: Hardware Intern, Digilab Inc.
2008: Software Intern, Vecna Technologies.

Research Interests

Mechanical design
Climbing robotics
Dynamic systems

Publications

2012
  1. N. Wiltsie, M. Lanzetta, K. Iagnemma, "A Controllably Adhesive Climbing Robot Using Magnetorheological Fluid," IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications, 91-96, 23 April 2012.