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Tomas Olvera Hale


4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347R - Robot Ops and V&V

Tomas Andres Olvera Hale

Robotics Systems Engineer


Tomas Andres Olvera Hale is a robotics system engineer, who received a M.S. in Robotics in 2023 from University of California, Riverside and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from CETYS Tijuana, Mexico. Starting as an intern at JPL in Engineering Operations for the Perseverance Rover under the Mechanisms team, doing spacecraft assessment and tool development. His robotics background and interests include embedded electronics, low-level programming, navigation, and perception systems. His master research focused on agricultural robotics, devising innovative methods to evaluate agricultural fields using mobile robots, manipulators, and perception systems. Tomas has contributed to numerous university projects and competitions in robotics, pico-satellites, and rocketry. Furthermore, he is passionate about teaching STEM to younger generations, coordinating community events for underrepresented populations, and instructing students in robotics at various educational levels in Mexico, ranging from elementary schools to universities.


Master of Science in Robotics - 2023

University of California, Riverside

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering - 2021

Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS) Tijuana, Mexico

Professional Experience

August 2023 - Present: Robotics System Engineer

  • Projects: M2020 Perseverance and CADRE

September 2022 - August 2023: M2020 Downlink Operations & Training Engineer APX (Academic Part Time)

June 2022 - September 2022: M2020 Engineering Operations Mechanisms Intern

Research Interests

  • Mobile Robots
  • Embedded System Integration
  • Manipulation
  • Real-Time Control