My name is Matthew Tavares and I am a multidisciplinary mechatronics engineer and roboticist. I started building robots at the age of nine, won BattleBots IQ and a position at Hanson Robotics before reaching eighteen, and founded the UTDallas combat robotics group that continues to compete to this day. For 7 years I developed ocean bottom seismic recorders and geophysical equipment that had to stand up to the harshest conditions on earth. I have just finished 3 years working with Paul Bernhard Exhibits on the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Science. My current goals include spending time with my fiancé, building a new 250lb combat robot, working on interesting projects with talented people, and eventually buying a house. I have a passion for all things creative and I am ready to help you with your next project! Connect with me via social media, view my past work , or contact me now if you're ready to get started!