Matt Carney

Graduate Student Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab

Matt Carney is a research assistant pursuing further graduate degrees in the Center for Bits and Atoms at MITMedia Lab. His experience has been diverse, yet, acutely focused as a mechanical design engineer orbiting within the fields of robotics and product design. He has spent most of his professional years working at Bay Area hardware startups including designing/building humanoid robots at Meka Robotics and Redwood Robotics, designing smartphones at IDEO, engineering robotic kites at Makani Power, and developing manufacturing processes for implantable medical devices at The Polymer Technology Group. Matt was trained with formal degrees in mechanical engineering from CalPoly and UC Berkeley, along with many hours hanging around old dudes in shops. His technical interests include mechatronics, precision machining/fabrication, design tools, rapid prototype deployment, and generally building cool shit.

He believes you should always build, at least, the first of whatever you design, and always design without ego.