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!
In-house parts printing in a variety of rigid plastics and flexible elastomers.
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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 have just finished a long term project with Paul Bernhard Exhibit and am very interested in hearing about new opportunities. My current availability starts in August 2018
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.