This is a short summary. Please contact me for a detailed CV.

General Information

Full Name Christopher Mailer


  • Dec 2023
    Master of Science in Engineering (Robotics)
    University of Cape Town
    • Awarded a Research Fellowship from the Harry Crossley Foundation.
    • Thesis: Control of Rapid Acceleration in a Planar Legged Robot
    • Advisers: Amir Patel, Reuben Govender
  • July 2021
    BSc Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
    University of Cape Town
    • Class Medal (highest GPA and First Class Honours)
    • Thesis: Online Gait Adaptation of the RARL Hexapod Robot
    • Advisers: Leanne Raw, Geoff Nitschke


  • June 2023 - Present
    Mechanical Engineer
    CubeSpace ADCS
  • Feb 2021 - June 2023
    Graduate Robotics Researcher/Engineer
    African Robotics Unit, University of Cape Town
  • Feb 2020 - Dec 2020
    Undergraduate Robotics Researcher
    Robotics and Agents Research Laboratory, University of Cape Town
  • Summer 2019
    Robotics Research Intern
    African Robotics Unit, University of Cape Town
  • Summer 2016 & 2017
    Software Intern
    Prescient Investment Management

Honours and Awards

  • 2021
    • Harry Crossley Research Fellowship
    • Vice-Chancellor Research Scholarship
    • Ada & Bertie Levenstein Scholarship
    • NRF Postgraduate Scholarship
  • 2020
    • Final Year Class Medal for highest overall GPA in graduating class
    • SASOL Product Design Award for highest grade in final year design class
  • 2017, 2018, 2019
    • Dean’s Merit List


Programming Python, MATLAB, C/C++, LaTex, R
Software SolidWorks, Simulink, PyBullet, STM32 HAL
Techniques Design for Manufacture & Assembly, FEA, GD&T, Trajectory Optimisation (IPOPT)


  • Cycling (6x Cape Town Cycle Tour), Sailing (Competed in Cape2Rio 2023), Surfing