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     Date Submitted:03-03-2014
     Last Modified:04-03-2014 (07:49)
    Job information
     Current job:Robotics Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsControl Systems, Robotics, Kinematics, Dynamics, System Modelling, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ARM, PIC, BASIC Atom, Python, OpenCV, SimpleCV, Node.js, Javascript, C/C++, embedded Linux, Machine Learning, Finite Element Analysis, Matlab/Simulink, C/C++, CAD,
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    OBJECTIVE

     

    Seeking a position in which to apply my knowledge of system integration, mechanical design and control systems to exciting and challenging projects.

     

    EXPERTISE

     

    • Developed an open-loop control model for a high-latency, cloud-connected quadcopter.

    • Research in wifi-localization techniques for indoor-positioning without GPS.

    • Extensive experience in modelling stepper motor with optimization techniques in Matlab.

    • Found the vibration characteristics of a pulley driven robotic arm using accelerometers and Excel.

    • Experience using computer vision techniques like OpenCV/SimpleCV.

    • Worked in partnership with NASA to create a connection device for assembly of satellite panels in space.

     

    TECHNICAL SKILLS:

     

    Languages

    C, C++, Python.

    Intelligence Tools

    Machine Learning, Finite Element Analysis.

    Graphics Software

    Auto CAD/CAM

    Mathematical Tools

    Matlab/Simulink, LAB View, Mathematica

    Image Recognition

    OpenCV/SimpleCV

    Operating systems

    Windows, embedded Linux.

    Web Technologies

    JavaScript, Node.js

    Other Tools

    Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ARM, PIC, BASIC Atom

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Quadcopter Developer and Researcher October 2013 to January 2014

     

    • Developed an open-loop control model for a quadcopter with machine learning

    • Researched wifi-fingerprinting as a method for indoor localization using Bayesian and Euclidean methods

    • Gained exposure to embedded systems, filtering, sensor fusion, cognitive computing, and Linux

     

    Fire Detecting Quadcopter Project – RIT Master's Project Summer 2013

     

    • Projects Autonomous Quadricopter for Forest Fire Tracking Summer 2013

    • Master's Project, Rochester Institute of Technology

    • Designed a control system for a quadricopter that used computer vision to detect and follow a forest fire

    • Used Python OpenCV/SimpleCV for fire detection and Python AR drone Libraries for drone control

     

    Advanced Robotics - Rochester Institute of Technology March 2013 to May 2013

     

    • Invented a differential, open-loop scheme for hexapod locomotion

    • Designed and constructed the robot from the ground up

    • Programmed with C++ for the RoBoard Processor (Embedded Linux)

     

    Wells Research Inc - Lincoln, MA June 2012 to August 2012

     

    • Worked with vendors and customers to design custom optics assemblies

    • Modeled a stepper motor with optimization techniques in Matlab

    • Tested light baffles to boost performance of an integrating sphere

    • Wrote detailed white papers and reports on research conducted

     

    NASA Panel Connection for On-Orbit Assembly March 2012 to May 2012

     

    • Capstone Project, Penn State/Goddard Space Flight Center

    • Worked in partnership with NASA to create a connection device for assembly of satellite panels in space

    • Developed a rotary latch that used a heated Shape Memory Alloy (Nitinol) to improve the stiffness of the panels

     

    Wells Research Inc - Lincoln, MA June 2012 to August 2012

     

    • Worked with vendors and customers to design custom optics assemblies

    • Modeled a stepper motor with optimization techniques in Matlab

    • Tested light baffles to boost performance of an integrating sphere

    • Wrote detailed white papers and reports on research conducted

     

    Milara, Inc - Medway, MA June 2010 to August 2011

     

    • Designed a potentiometer mount for the manipulator of the TALON

    • bomb diffusing robot, with SolidWorks

    • Found the vibration characteristics of a pulley driven robotic arm using accelerometers and Excel

    • Built mechanical assemblies from detailed drawings

    • Programmed CNC tool paths with MasterCAM

     

    EDUCATION

     

    • Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering - Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA


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