My name is Julian Leland Bell. I’m a mechanical engineer, working at the intersection of robotics, manufacturing and precision engineering. I completed my B.S. at Swarthmore College (Engineering, 2012) and my M.S. at MIT (Mechanical Engineering, 2017).

I currently work in the Advanced Technology Group at UPS, where I develop new robotic technologies for material handling and logistics. Before coming to UPS, I developed new metal additive manufacturing technologies in the Advanced R&D Group at Desktop Metal; worked on automated construction systems with the Mediated Matter Group at the MIT Media Lab; and designed cable-driven robotic manipulators at Barrett Technology.

My scholarship has focused specifically on problems in manipulator design for construction automation, primarily through my work with the Digital Construction Platform. I’ve spoken to a wide range of audiences about my work, current developments in construction automation, and how these technologies promise to impact the AEC fields. My past speaking engagements include:

My current resumé can be seen here.

This site showcases a selection of the projects I’ve worked on throughout my career. All information and documentation presented here is provided with no warranty/guarantee whatsoever - use at your own risk. The views and opinions expressed here are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the organizations with which I work.


I can be reached at: moc.liamg@dnalel.nailuj

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