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Matt Carney

Matt Carney
Research Assistant, The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT

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Matt Carney is a research assistant pursuing further graduate degrees in the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT Media Lab. His experience has been diverse, yet, acutely focused as a mechanical design engineer orbiting within the fields of robotics and product design. He has spent most of his professional years working at Bay Area hardware startups including designing/building humanoid robots at Meka Robotics and Redwood Robotics, designing smartphones at IDEO, engineering robotic kites at Makani Power, and developing manufacturing processes for implantable medical devices at The Polymer Technology Group. Matt was trained with formal degrees in mechanical engineering from CalPoly and UC Berkeley, along with many hours hanging around old dudes in shops. His technical interests include mechatronics, precision machining/fabrication, design tools, rapid prototype deployment, and generally building cool shit.

He believes you should always build, at least, the first of whatever you design, and always design without ego.

Sessions

Foundations
Location: Fleet Room
Matt Carney (The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Robots optimized to live within the structure they build and maintain. Structures based on crystal lattices with sparse density and tuneable modulus based on the arrangement and design of the lattice faces. The elements are placed one at a time by robots that step through the structure one element at a time. That is to say the robots make one-bit motions relative to the structure. Read more.