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Rian Simpson is a robotics systems engineer in 347R. As a member of Mars 2020 robotic operations, he is a rover planner (trainee) and robotic arm downlink (trainee). His current work also includes performing trending of the robotic arm on Perseverance. In the past Rian has done systems engineering work with the Utah Student Robotics team as a part of the NASA Lunabotics Competition and force characterization research at the Robotic Systems Lab at the University of Utah.
Outside of work, he enjoys travel, road tripping, hiking, camping, playing video and tabletop roleplaying games, and skiing.
University of Utah
Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering
Minor in Computer Science