My name is Matthew Tavares and I am a multidisciplinary mechanical designer 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 a while I developed ocean bottom seismic recorders and geophysical equipment. Now I am working with Paul Bernhard Exhibits on some very big things. My current goals include building a new 250lb combat robot for season anything of BattleBots, working on interesting projects with talented people, and eventually
world domination settling down and 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
now if you're ready to get started!
In-house parts printing in a variety of rigid plastics and flexible elastomers.
Get the word out with a product webpage, renderings, or documentation.
When time is of the essence, I can travel and work in remote locations with little notice.
Send me an elevator pitch, describe your problem, or ask me to sign a non-disclosure agreement. I can advise you immediatley about feasability and create a project proposal.
I am currently working on a long term project with Paul Bernhard Exhibit but would be interested in hearing about yourself and what you are working on. My current availability starts in October 2017.
Request information about my past work, ask me to come speak in a classroom, or anything else. I typically jump at any opportunity to share my passion of science and technology with others.