The first thing you'll notice about me is my enthusiasm. I love what I do. I like solving problems. Software Development has been the most exciting challenge I've ever encountered, and I enjoy using my skills to solve problems in robotics.
I followed up on work I started at Willow Garage. We want people to be able to write 'apps' for robots the way they write apps for their smartphones. I worked on the infrastructure for making that possible, including integration with tools like Android Studio and streamlining the development process for the apps.
I was on the Mobile Manipulation (moving base + arm) team working under Sachin Chitta. I worked on the motion planning framework, Moveit! I integrated different robotic systems (vision, navigation, manipulation pipelines) together to accomplish tasks such recognizing and picking up household objects. I wrote high-level python libraries to access robot functionality. I also created an interface for evaluating reachable workspace and manipulability of robot arms.
I worked on an infrastructure that allows custom Android applications to interface with robots. I created a way to run multiple robot apps at once. I also helped create Android and other interfaces to an interactive robot museum exhibit. I designed POC for client-agnostic robot-side app infrastructure, allowing programs to be used from android, web or other clients.
I was responsible for aggregating and processing content from social media like Facebook and Twitter. I did server-side Python programming and created tool to stream, tag and sort results from Twitter. I optimised handling of memory and write operations within content-processing pipeline (from 85K to a peak capacity ~15M items/day).
I created and managed physical and virtual server environments. I designed new server monitoring configurations and developed solution to provide back-end connectivity between Oracle RAC and other third party metrics products. I have experience with networking technology in datacentres – DNS servers, Ethernet and fibre channel. I performed server hardware maintenance – replacing hard drives, remote access cards, RAM, etc
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