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Member of:
3471 Section Staff
347B
Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group

Brett Kennedy
Section Chief Engineer
Group Supervisor
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Education (more>>)
9/96 - 6/97 Stanford University - M.S., Mechanical Engineering
with a emphasis in the design of robotic and mechatronic systems

8/92 - 5/96 University of California, Berkeley - B.S. with honors, Mechanical Engineering
with a emphasis in controls and robotics

Professional Experience (more>>)
Brett Kennedy has been the Supervisor of the Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group since 2010 and has been named a JPL Principle Engineer. His areas of expertise include space robotics, novel mobility systems, robotic manipulators and grippers, and bio-inspired robotics. Some notable roles include leading the team that produced the robotic arm aboard the Curiosity Rover as well as the team responsible for the RoboSimian robot for the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

Research Interests (more>>)
-novel robotic mobility systems

-robotic assembly, inspection, and maintenance for space operations

-high dexterity robotic systems

-underactuated gripping systems

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