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Sawyer Brooks

Address:

4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone:

818.354.7296

Fax:

818.393.3254

Member of:

347G - Robotic Manipulation and Sampling

Sawyer Brooks

Member of Technical Staff

Biography

Sawyer is a member of the Robotic Manipulation and Sampling Group. He received his Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also worked on a robotic boat for low-cost ocean exploration, and he was heavily involved in improving mechanical engineering undergraduate laboratory courses. As a software engineer at JPL, Sawyer develops arm software for the Mars 2020 rover and for the Mars Sample Return campaign. He also led the development of Limbi, a self-mobile robotic limb for in-space assembly.

Education

MSE in Robotics, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
BSE in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, 2014

Research Interests

Reconfigurable robots
Robotic in-space assembly
Real-time manipulation planning
Planetary and ocean exploration
Autonomy

Publications

2016
  1. S. Brooks, P. Godart, P. Backes, B. Chamberlain-Simon, R. Smith, S. Karumanchi, "An Untethered Limb for Modular In-Space Assembly," IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2016, 05 March 2016.