November 27-28, 2018 | Torino, ITALY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONVENTION FOR INNOVATIVE VEHICLE & TRANSPORTATION

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Andrea MERLO
THALES ALENIA SPAZIO
Study Manager / Robotics Engineer

Summary of relevant professional experience

Robotic expert (main areas: Autonomy, Mobility, Manipulation) with relevant experience on Martian Rovers (Sample Fetch Rover, Exomars). Significant experience in international projects and subco management maturated as Study Manager, Robotic Expert and Functional Engineer in several projects.

Detailed professional experience

2012 – 2018

Functional and Mobility Engineer of Exomars Rover Module (autonomy, control architecture definition, functional and task analysis, requirements definition, functional/operational simulator follow up, FDIR, system engineering support, feasibility analysis,  shadowing of rover vehicle GNC development)

2012

Robotic expert on DELIAN phase A study (scenario and functional analysis, requirements definition for general purpose robotic arm)

2009 – 2012

Study manager Robotics R&D “Test Bench for Robotics and Autonomy” (R&D technical management, software and functional architecture definition, subsystems requirements definition, subcos –Polito, ERXA, University of Genoa- management, autonomous navigation, control & robotics, vision)

2011 – 2012

Study manager and technical lead of Sample Fetching Rover ESA Study (study financial and technical management, people and subcos – MDA, SCISYS, SEA, JR- management, system engineering, system definition and analysis)

2008 – 2011

Engineering technical support (part time) of  the X-ROB project (functional and task analysis, support on subcos technical management, SW development)

2008 – 2010

Engineering technical support of EUROBOT Ground Prototype project (software and functional architecture definition, subsystems requirements definition, subcos management, autonomous navigation, control & robotics, vision, system).

2008

Engineering technical support of the Next Moon Phase A ESA project (autonomous rover navigation, autonomous on-board re-planning, operations)

2007

Engineering technical support of EUROBOT WET Model project (SW development under VxWorks OS, control & robotics, image processing, familiarisation with test procedures and related documentation).

Education:

October 2004 – November 2006              Graduated engineer (Master’s degree) from University of Genoa,  Informatics Engineering, specialization in Robotics & Control (grade 110/110 with honors)

September 2001 – October 2004             Graduated engineer (Bachelor of Science) from University of Genoa,  Informatics Engineering (grade 108/110)

Languages:

Italian

Native

English

Fluent

French

Basic