Matthew Horn received a Mechanical Engineering degree Cum Laude from Rice University. Matt joined the NRG in early July 2014 and graduated with his M.S.E with a certification in Robotics in May 2017. His previous research involves grasp planning in hazardous environments with hazardous materials and supporting several other projects that involve object manipulation or contact tasks. His current research involves handling hazardous materials between autonomous agents. He also researches the link between robot behaviors and their impact on human trust.