Education


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA. September 2010 - June 2012.

M.S. Mechanical Engineering Awarded a NDSEG Fellowship to research controls and motion planning in semistructured environments.
Courses: MIMO and underactuated controls, finite element analysis, precision machine design. GPA: 4.7/5.0.
Thesis: Following Recipes With a Cooking Robot
Video: Cookie Baking Robot.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA. September 2005 - June 2009.

S.B. Mechanical Engineering Combined mechanical design and controls curriculum with electronics and software engineering courses to develop skills for robotics and systems engineering projects. Lab instructor for product design courses. GPA: 4.4/5.0.
Thesis: The Design of Scaled Robotic End-Effectors to Mimic Razor Clam Burrowing




Publications


Mario Bollini, Stefanie Tellex, Tyler Thompson, Nick Roy, and Daniela Rus
Interpreting and Executing Recipes with a Cooking Robot.
accepted to the 2012 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics.


Mario Bollini, Jennifer Barry, and Daniela Rus
Bakebot: Baking Cookies with the PR2.
submitted to 2012 International Conference on Robotics and Automation.


Mario Bollini, Jennifer Barry, and Daniela Rus
Bakebot: Baking Cookies with the PR2.
extended abstract accepted to 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems


Jennifer Barry, Mario Bollini, Anne Holladay, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Tomas Lozano-Perez
Planning and Control Under Uncertainty for the PR2.
extended abstract accepted to 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems


Nikolaus Correll, Adrienne Bolger, Mario Bollini, Ben Charrow, Adam Clayton, Felipe Dominguez, Kenneth Donahue, Samuel Dyar, Luke Johnson, Huan Liu, Alexander Patrikalakis, Jeremy Smith, Melissa Tanner, Lauren White and Daniela Rus.
Building a Distributed Robotics Garden.
2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.


Amos G. Winter, V, Mario A. Bollini, Danielle H. DeLatte, Harrison F. O Hanley, Natasha K. Scolnik.
The Design and Testing of a Low-cost, Globally-manufacturable, Multi-speed Mobility Aid Designed For Use On Varied Terrain in Developing and Developed Countries.
2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Design Engineering Technical Conference.


Bollini, Mario.
The Figure-Eight Drive: A Two-Speed Drivetrain for Handcycles in the Developing World
Student Design Competition, 2008 RESNA Conference (extended abstract and poster)




Teaching Experience


MIT Class SP.784 Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (WDDC)

Instructor (Spring 2011) Lectured on wheelchair biomechanics and the design process. Coordinated student projects with international partners.
Co-instructor (Spring 2010) Lectured on wheelchair biomechanics and deterministic design for developing countries.
Lab Instructor (Spring 2008, Spring 2009) Organized and led a group of students to design and develop a handcycle attachment for wheelchairs in developing countries. The design is nearing manufacture in Kenya and Vietnam.

MIT Class 2.00b Toy Product Design

Laboratory Instructor (Spring 2010) Instructed a group of students in the implementation of product design to create toys. Taught students brainstorming and prototyping skills.

MIT MASLAB Robotics Competition

Laboratory Instructor (January 2009) Instructed students in robotic design and implementation. Helped students design their software and hardware to compete in the robotics competition.

MIT 6.270 Lego Robotics Competition

Laboratory Instructor (January 2007) Instructed students in robotic design and implementation using Lego Pieces and a WinAVR based development kit. Helped students design their software and hardware to compete in the robotics competition.