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About Me

My name is Matthew Tavares and I am a multidisciplinary roboticist and mechatronics specialist. I started building robots at the age of nine, won BattleBots IQ and a position at Hanson Robotics before reaching eighteen, and founded the UTDallas combat robotics group that continues to compete to this day. For 7 years I developed ocean bottom seismic recorders and geophysical equipment that had to stand up to the harshest conditions on earth. I have recently finished 3 years working with Paul Bernhard Exhibits on the Wiess Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Science. My current goals include spending time with my fiancé, building a new 250lb combat robot, working on interesting projects with talented people, and eventually buying a house. I have a passion for all things creative and I am ready to help you with your next project! Connect with me via social media, view my past work , or contact me now if you're ready to get started!


3D Printed Prototyping

In-house parts printing in a variety of rigid plastics and flexible elastomers.


Get the word out with a product webpage, renderings, or documentation.

Design Reliability

Battle-hardened design experience for products that live long and prosper.

Mobile Worker

When time is of the essence, I can travel and work in remote locations with little notice.

Let's Get In Touch

Freelancer Services

Send me an elevator pitch, describe your problem, or ask me to sign a non-disclosure agreement. I can advise you immediatley about feasability and create a project proposal.

Job Inquiries

I have just finished a long term project and am very interested in hearing about new opportunities. I have immediate availability to work full or part time on your projects!

Anything Else

Request information about my past work, ask me to come speak in a classroom, or anything else. I typically jump at any opportunity to share my passion of science and technology with others.