My name is Jonas

Hi, I'm Jonas.

I'm robotics engineer and software developer with special interest in automating complex processes. I enjoy working on multi-disciplinary projects with large impact, which I currently do at Zymergen.

Previously, I helped build the world's most advanced genomics lab at Counsyl and was graduate student in Hod Lipson's Creative Machines Lab at Cornell University where I worked on modular robotics and programmable matter. I was also co-founder of Ignite Ithaca, lead programmer for Cardsender, intern a property search engine and a steel factory, projectionist in a cinema, and teaching assistant in a prison.

When I'm not working, I am interested in 3D printing, mass customization, and geography. My most recent projects are and The Society for Printable Geography.

Before moving to the New World, I completed an M.Eng. (my undergrad degree) at Imperial College London. Even further in the past, I was born and raised in the country famous for no speed limits and no humor.

Elsewhere online:
Twitter, LinkedIn, Github, Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Geocities, 500px

§1 Blog

Blog Archive

§2 Projects

§2.1 Robotics

Modular Self-Assembly

Modular Robotics

Reverse Engineering a 20-year old Robot Arm


§2.2 Digital Manufacturing

3D Printing Pricecheck

Society for Printable Geography


§2.3 Volunteering

Ignite Ithaca

Prison Teaching

§2.4 Mobile

Calculators for webOS

Bundesliga Apps

Worldcup Live Ticker

§2.5 Web Development


§3 Publications

§3.1 Academic

Neubert, J., Lipson, H. (2016) “Soldercubes: A Self-soldering Self-reconfiguring Modular Robot System”, Autonomous Robots, vol. 40, pp. 139-158

Neubert, J., Rost, A., Lipson, H. (2014) “Self-Soldering Connectors for Modular Robots”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 30, pp. 1344-1357, pdf

Neubert, J., Stockton, J., Blechman, B., Lipson, H. (2010) “Tetrabot: Resonance Based Locomotion for Harsh Enviroments”, IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'10), Taipei, Taiwan, October 2010, pp. 2431-2436, pdf

Neubert, J., Cantwell, A., Constantin, S., Kalontarov, M., Erickson, D., Lipson, H. (2010) “A Robotic Module for Stochastic Fluidic Assembly of 3D Self-Reconfiguring Structures”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'10), Anchorage AK, May 2010, pp. 2479-2484, pdf

Tolley M. T., Kalontarov M., Neubert J., Erickson D., Lipson H. (2010) “Stochastic Modular Robotic Systems: A Study of Fluidic Assembly Strategies”, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 26, pp. 518-530, pdf

§3.2 About

I haven't yet attained the level of fame where it's worth having a Google News alert on my name. For the curious and stalkers out there, here's the link to a Robots Podcast episode where 2010-me talks about Programmable Matter and here's that blog post where I am described as “insightful and knowledgeable chap”.

Some of my side projects have been covered by industry specific blogs like Fabbaloo, and 3D Printing Industry. If you look carefully, you'll also find a mention of the “Society for Printable Geography” in and

If you want to see the (very publicity-shy) robots I work with at Counsyl, this Techcrunch video contains a few clips.

§4 Photos

I have interest (but little talent) in photography and recently started uploading some of my favorites to 500px. During the 2006/7 academic year I participated in the City Daily Photo movement with The Daily London Photo.

Below is the section of my website with photos of yours truly. You call that narcissistic, I call it practical because this is my go-to collection when faced with an app that requires a profile photo during signup.

© Jonas Neubert

Credits: Polaroid style gallery inspired by Photos taken by E. Neubert, C. Scheitz, L. Neubert, and an event photographer at the Great BUPA Run whose name I don't know.