Christopher Mailer

Mechanical Engineer at CubeSpace 🚀

Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦

Hey! My name is Chris and I’ve just finished my masters at the University of Cape Town. I spent it in the Robotics Lab working on the mechanical design and control side of a number of legged robot projects.

When I’m not working on robots, I love surfing and sailing. At the beginning of 2023 I competed in the Cape to Rio South Atlantic yacht race which is the longest continent-to-continent yacht race in the southern hemisphere at around 3200 NM. We broke our rudder and had to divert to the small volcanic island St Helena where I jumped on another boat to Brazil, but that’s a fun story for another time.


Jul 2, 2023 Kemba featured in UCT News
Jun 28, 2023 Kemba featured in IEEE Spectrum! 🎉
May 11, 2023 I’ll be attending ICRA 2023! Looking forward to seeing some awesome robots and new research.

selected publications


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    Getting Air: Modelling and Control of a Hybrid Pneumatic-Electric Legged Robot
    Christopher Mailer, Stacey Shield, Reuben Govender, and Amir Patel
    In 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2023