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Dustyn Roberts is mechanical engineer, teacher, and author. She started her career at Honeybee Robotics as a design engineer on a project for NASA’s MSL mission, scheduled for launch in 2011. After consulting James Powderly and Michelle Kempner for their Eyebeam residency 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 (ITP) entitled Mechanisms and Things That Move that is currently in its fourth year. This led to a book based on the class, Making Things Move, that's being published by McGraw-Hill for release in Fall 2010. She also participated in the pilot of Battle of the Geeks where her team designed and launched a rocket across a canyon in Africa, and has attracted media attention by Time Out New York and others. Dustyn holds a BS in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University with minors in Robotics and Business, and an MS in Biomechanics & Movement Science from the University of Delaware. She currently lives in Chelsea with her partner, Lorena, and cat, Simba.