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Tatyana Dobreva

Spider-monkey! Robosimian is designed to navigate in extreme environments necessitating challenging manipulation tasks. Its unique arms and leg (28 joint system) allows for creative approaches to navigation and handling problems.

I got involved in the Robosimian project in my first year of JPL. The project was a few months out from the DARPA robotics competition, but I got a chance to contribute and learn about what it takes to build a semi-autonomous machine. I worked on calibration of the stereo vision system that enabled the robot to visualize depth. I also worked on a battery management module to let the crew know the power usage. 

RoboSimian Drives, Walks and Drills in Robotics Finals

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