Dustyn Roberts started her career at Honeybee Robotics as an engineer on the Sample Manipulation System for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission that just landed on Mars in August 2012. After consulting with two artists during their residency at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in NYC in 2006, she founded Dustyn Robots and continues to engage in consulting work ranging from gait analysis to designing guided parachute systems. In 2007, she developed a course for NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program called Mechanisms and Things That Move that led to writing the book the book Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, published in November 2010. She continues to teach at ITP and is a proud member of NYC Resistor.
Dustyn holds a BS in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware, and is a PhD candidate and National Science Foundation graduate research fellow in mechanical engineering at NYU-Poly. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife, Lorena, and cat, Simba.