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James Kinsey

Chief Robotics Officer

James is an expert in navigation, control, and autonomy in field robotics, and has spent the last decade working at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on the design and operation of deep-ocean robots as well as navigation systems for manned and unmanned systems such as the Alvin manned submersible. His research has appeared in over 30 peer-reviewed publications. He has spent over a year at sea on expeditions to the Challenger Deep, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the 2016 El Faro shipwreck. He received his BE in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; and his MS and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.