WHERE I’VE WORKED
Most Recent Work Experience
Research Assistant at Intelligent Control & Estimation of Things Lab (May 2022 - Present).
Research Analyst at ASU- NASA Mission Operations & Science Data Center (March 2022 - Present).
Robotic Hardware Engineering Intern at Distributed Robotic Exploration and Mapping Systems Lab (May 2022 - July 2022).
May 2022 - Present
Skills: Modeling and Simulation · Robot Operating System (ROS) · Mobile Robotics · Robot Control · Visual Perception · Field Mapping · Hardware Support · 3D Prototyping · Python (Programming Language).
This project revolves around coordinated multi-robot terrain estimation and exploration using wheeled robots/rovers that are coupled together serially via a tether. For more details, please click on this link. Here I
Implemented controls, visual perception and field mapping tasks by integrating NVIDIA Jetson Nano, depth cameras/sensors and other hardware components with ROS.
Prototyped various ground rover designs (using Solidworks) & performed simulations using ROS, Gazebo and Python.
I assist in the analysis of remotely sensed data/images which are used to support planetary science research and NASA mission operations (Psyche Mission - https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/psyche). I also provide assistance with Systems Engineering tasks.
March 2022 - Present
Skills: UiPath · Data Analysis · Shell Scripting · Gitlab · SQL · Microsoft Power BI · Microsoft Office · Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
Robotic Hardware Engineering Intern
May 2022 - July 2022
Autonomous Underwater Drone Project.
Autonomous Boat Project.
Skills: Hardware Development · Drone Mapping · PX4 Autopilot · Robot Operating System (ROS) · Visual Perception · Field Mapping · 3D Prototyping · C++ · Microsoft Office · SOLIDWORKS.
Prototyped various autonomous boats, underwater & aerial drone designs (using Solidworks) and performed simulations using ROS, Gazebo with C++.
Executed perception & mapping tasks and substantiated hardware prototypes by integrating PX4, OptiTrack motion capture systems and many other hardware components with ROS.
Soft Robotics Experimentation with octopus arms
Robotic arm - catheter Experimentation
Soft Robotics Experimentation with octopus arms
Graduate Researcher |
Robotics & Electro-Mechanical Engineer
September 2021 - May 2022
Skills: Modeling and Simulation · Control System Development · Hardware Architecture · 3D Prototyping · Soft Robotics · ANSYS · SOLIDWORKS.
Developed bio-inspired n-degree of freedom (DOF) soft robot design & conceptualize its control systems and hardware implementation. (Project : Soft Robotics)
Designed and simulated catheter prototypes using SOLIDWORKS and ANSYS Workbench software and later 3D printing it for experimentations. Also implemented DC motors, actuators, Arduino chips and other electrical components. (Project : Magnetic micro-robots for medical applications)
Evaluated prototypes by modelling experimental setup, manufacturing prototypes, and conducting test.
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Skills: Vehicle Engineering · AutoCAD.
Managed an electric train and facilitated its control systems, electrical circuits, and other components. Developed hardware designs (using AutoCAD) & manufactured components using Mechanical drawings. Executed basic maintenance procedures.
WHAT I’VE LEARNED & IMPLEMENTED
Mechanical Subteam Lead
September 2021 - Present
Skills: Solidworks · ANSYS · General mechanical design fundamentals · Prototyping/manufacturing mechanisms · Vehicle Engineering · SAR writeups · Organization & Leadership skills .
Lead the design and implementation of all mechanical-focused aspects of the ground rover.
Offered feedback and training to 15-20 freshman students regarding key mechanical engineering concepts and designing.
Aided with additional mechanical focused tasks like SAR write-ups, presentations, leading meetings, etc.
Worked with other subteams to integrate our work with their designs and standards
Individual Project : Multi-Rover System for Mars Exploration
Course : Multi-Robot Systems
October 2021 - December 2021
The goal of this project was to create a system that would enable highly-productive, semi-autonomous coordination between multiple robots for Mars exploration.
I documented mathematical models and prepared simulations for four-wheel and six-wheel rovers’ motion over different terrain situations using MATLAB.
Demonstrated leader follower formation control with obstacle avoidance using Robotarium libraries in MATLAB.
Re-illustrated all above-mentioned properties on WEBOT software using C++ for controller code.
Team Project : National Science Foundation - CPS Challenge
Course : Autonomous Exploration Systems
Related to DREAMS Lab Project :
January 2022 - July 2022
The project aims at competing in the NFS-2022 challenge hosted by Cyber Physical Systems, which is themed around a NASA TestFlight’s project, Lunar Exocam. The objective is to simulate and develop a multirotor drone which would be used to throw a sensor probe outside a perimeter so that it could be imaged as it landed.
Team Project : Pick and Place operation using UR5 Industrial robotic arm (MATLAB and V-REP Simulation)
Course : Modelling & Controls of Robot
November 2021 - December 2021
Designed the UR5 Industrial Robotic arm (6 DOF) using SOLIDWORKS and used MATLAB to simulate pick and place containers on different conveyor belts. (For better demonstration in an industrial environment, I tried it out with WEBOT simulator.)
Won All India Rank - 1:
Formula-2 Electric Racing Competition
Won All India Rank- 1 in F3 racing competition and best Innovation award from HRD Ministry, India.
Roles included leader of both the Design and Innovation subteams, leading team of 7-9 sophomore and junior students.
Used CATIA V5, ANSYS for designing and simulation. Innovation was made using Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
Skills & Languages
WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE
Robot Controls & PLC Programming
Hardware Development & Support
Python & C++
Field Mapping & Visual Perception
Modelling & Simulation
Robot Operating System (Linux OS)
Awards & Leadership Experience
WHERE I SHINE
Scholarship: Maricopa County Tech Accelerator Program.
Mechanical Subteam Lead of Sun Devil Robotics Club, ASU, Tempe.
Completed NASA L'SPACE Mission Concept Academy. I was Deputy Project Manager & Engineering Lead of the team.
Won All India Rank - 1 in Formula-2 Electric Racing Competition. I was Design & Innovation head of the team.
Soccer & Cricket
I am an enthusiastic Mechanical Engineer with professional experience in designing, simulation, and execution of hands-on hardware development skills. I completed my Master's degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at Arizona State University, Tempe, specializing in Controls and Mechanical Engineering. I achieved a final GPA of 3.83 out of 4.
I have 2 years of professional experience in designing and development of numerous robotic systems, including autonomous vehicles and automated assembly systems. I like working on cross-functional projects that include controls, robotic hardware, perception, systems engineering, and other related areas.