During my time at JPL and Honeybee, I was exposed to several flight and research projects that improved my understanding of the design of robots in both the laboratory and real world.
As a member of the Mobility and Robotic Systems team at JPL, I worked on the design of a rover-based sampling system for open-pit mining operations.
While at Honeybee, I designed and assembled a custom rover capable of deploying a sample coring and caching system. This rover was recently used in testing to demonstrate feasibility for NASAs Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission.
Working with professional engineering teams that have designed robotic platforms that are on different planets definitely inspired me and helped me grow as an engineer.