About: Robotics is an integrated science. My expertise is in building full-stack robotic systems (spanning perception, planning, and control modules) on real hardware (i.e. physical systems prone to uncertainty, memory, networking, and performance problems) using state-of-the-art algorithms from industry and academia. My goal is to enable autonomous robots to act intelligently (to robustly and adaptively solve tasks by reasoning about and manipulating entities) in the complex and unstructured world, in which we as humans live. As part of the DraperMITHarvard research initiative, a system I led the development on was named a finalist for the KUKA Innovation Award.

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Positions:
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  • 2017/12/11 – Left Robotics Scientist position at Draper.
  • 2017/08/30 – Our team has been selected as a KUKA Innovation Award: Real-world Interaction Challenge Finalist!
  • 2016/11/01 – My robot project proposal has been down selected out of 125 submissions for a big multi-million dollar internal research initiative as part of the Draper DFY17 IR&D process!
 Miscellaneous:
  • [Literature/Poetry] — I am an author of multiple books, poems, philosophical monologues, and plays; A poem a day posted on Instagram (2018); Lastly, this poetry collection contains 349 poems, with over 100K readers.
Awards: 
I’ve been responsible for leading technical teams in building integrated robotics systems and have been acknowledged by several notable awards.