Paul Avery

Manager of the Cooperative Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)


Mr. Avery has served as the Manager of the Cooperative Systems Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) since November, 2011, pursuing applied R&D in the areas of cooperative vehicle systems and architectures, and agent-based modeling and simulation techniques, with particular focus on decentralized control architectures. He has been a primary technical contributor to the SwRI Mobile Autonomous Robotics Technology Initiative (MARTI), the Institute’s multi-million dollar autonomous vehicle R&D program, and led the development of the program’s suite of cooperative behaviors. Mr. Avery earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University prior to joining SwRI in 2005, and during his tenure at SwRI has been awarded three patents with one patent pending.




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