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About Me

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 past work , or contact me now if you're ready to get started!


When it comes to your project, you want someone who can provide a range of services to make sure you get everything you need in one place.


3D Printed Prototyping

In-house parts printing in a variety of rigid plastics and flexible elastomers.


Get the word out with a product webpage, renderings, or documentation.

Design Reliability

Battle-hardened design experience for products that live long and prosper.

Mobile Worker

When time is of the essence, I can travel and work in remote locations with little notice.

Let's Get In Touch

Freelancer Services

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.

Job Inquiries

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.

Anything Else

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.