German Aerospace Center - DLR
Neal Y. Lii is the principal investigator of METERON SUPVIS Justin, and leads the MODEX (MOdular DEXterous) Robotics Laboratory at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). METERON SUPVIS Justin is a DLR-ESA endeavor aimed to study telerobotics technologies for planetary exploration and colonization. Experiments are slated to commence between the International Space Station (ISS) and Earth later in 2017. Neal also founded the MODEX Lab to develop and rapidly deploy modular robotics concepts and solutions. The lab’s current focus includes exoskeletons, modular robotic end effectors, and human machine interface systems for vehicle and virtual reality applications. Neal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.