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   Matthew Robinson
   Senior Member of Engineering Staff
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Graham High School, Graham,  NC
B.S., University of Notre Dame
PhD, University of Notre Dame

Background Information
Matthew L. Robinson is currently the 2007 Phoenix Lander Flight Software Lead for the Robotic Arm. His on-going research efforts have included the development of calibration-free, stereo-based manipulation techniques (HIPS) and general control systems for holonomic and hybrid nonholonomic/holonomic systems. Other research interests include machine vision, manipulation, mechatronic systems and controls. He is a senior member of the engineering staff in the Mobility and Manipulation Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he has been since 2001.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

I served as the Flight Software Lead for the Robotic Arm on the Phoenix Mission. In addition to flight software development and testing my other duties have included ground software development, robotic arm system engineering, robotic arm integration and testing, and flight operations. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Having an inquisitive mind is key to being a good scientist or engineer. Always try to push yourself and dont be afraid to take risks. Youll find that you are capable of much more than you thought you were. [more personal reflections ...]