I have 15 years of experience, and specialize in the field of robotics with specific knowledge in the areas of unmanned systems, ground vehicles and manipulators. I have published on such topics as mobile robotics, robotic manipulators and space systems. Director of a robotic mobility group in the department of mechanical engineering at the university level. Laboratory research focuses on the modeling, design, control, motion planning, and sensing for robotic systems operating in unstructured environments. Specific applications include planetary exploration rovers, unmanned ground vehicles, orbital robotic systems, manipulators and material handling devices, and surgical robotics.