Brian Tietz


I started as an undergrad at CWRU in 2006, and started my robotics research career doing some minor work on Dexter, Case’s entry to the DARPA Urban Grand Challenge. After the challenge ended, I focused more on classes and student organizations such as CWRU’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders. In the summer of 2009, I returned to research, starting the project that would lead to the RAMBLER algorithm. I received a SPUR grant in the summer or 2010 to continue that research, and it culminated in my master’s thesis in the fall of 2011.

Currently I am working on TetraSpine as a part of my NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center.


I am an avid swing dancer, teaching for both CWRU Swing and Get Hep Swing in the Cleveland area. I also DJ for CWRU’s radio station, WRUW.