Personal Summary

Driven. I believe that knowledge matters insofar as an individual pushes oneself to materialise it. If you know a lot then that might seem impressive, but if you do nothing with it then it’s a loss for everyone. This is why I always take concrete steps to improve and…

Honours and Awards

BP Scholarship Award BP (British Petroleum) plc May 2013 An award given for students who have proven to achieve the highest academic standard. Dean's List for Academic Excellence Prof. Peter Jimack (Dean, Faculty of Engineering) August 2013 The Faculty of Engineering’s Dean’s List for academic excellence is a…

Summer Placement at Space Science and Technology Institute

Responsible for developing, testing and engineering an autopilot system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Assisted design engineers in designing printed circuit boards and projected them independently. Analysed and tested new products, prepared them for application. Developed practical problem-solving abilities and tactical thinking. Worked in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team to solve…

Engineering Leadership Programme Placement at National Instruments

I am currently working as an Applications Engineer in the National Instruments Corporation, United Kingdom Branch. I am enrolled in the Engineering Leadership Programme (ELP). This is a year-long placement focused on developing technical knowledge, business & customer awareness, and leadership skills. Throughout the internship I have already acquired and…

4-Wheeled Autonomous Colour Detecting Robot

As part of the Engineering Leadership Programme at National Instruments I have worked on a personal project for one week using NI’s hardware and software. Using the myRIO embedded hardware device I have developed a 4-wheeled autonomous rover robot that uses image recognition and colour detection. Based on the…

LituanicaSAT-1 Nanosatellite Development

LituanicaSAT-1 – The first ever Lithuanian satellite of 1U standard CubeSat size that was successfully developed and delivered to The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its projected launch in early 2014. It will be launched from the International Space Station into low-earth orbit where it will gather data and…

2D-Mark Platformer Game for Android

This project a demo to show my ability to program in Java and Processing environment by developing a simple physics engine and a game concept for a 2D platformer game on Android smartphones. It is completely open-source and can be found on my GitHub. To generate new worlds I have…

Smartphone Appliaction in a Hexapod Robotic System

This is an autonomous Hexapod Robot I have designed and built from scratch (a completely individual project, which was not work-related or in any way dependent on my university course). The chassis was designed in SolidWorks software package and parts were cut using a laser-cutter machine. An Android smartphone was…

Inexpensive and Fully Functional Robotic Hand Project

A completely standalone robotic-hand where each finger can be moved independently using a remote controller glove. Both the master (controller glove) and slave (robotic hand) ran on PIC microcontrollers using custom circuits to accommodate their specific needs. Remote communications were based on infrared data transmission technology and the controller glove…

The Suspension Development Project

A 2nd year project at the University of Leeds called “The Daring Dash”. Students in teams had to design an autonomous vehicle with independent suspension on each wheel, capable of driving in a straight distance over obstacles maintaining constant contact between the wheels and the surface. We had to adapt…

Breathalyser Project

This was part of my 2nd year module Embedded Systems Project at the University of Leeds. The objective of this project was to develop a breathalyser device based on a programmable microcontroller chip (ATMega328). This development also included design and manufacture of a unique Printed Circuit Board, and the fabrication…

Water-wheel Power Generator Project

A Water-wheel Power Generator Project in the 2nd year of my Mechatronics degree course at the University of Leeds. We were required to design the entire generator and then build it from scratch within a given time-frame at University's workshops. Equations for maximising power were derived and calculations completed before-hand…

iPhone-Controlled Rover

Project from 2010 Throughout the course of this development I was interested in checking if a robot could be controlled with an iPhone easily. The commands from the iPhone were first trasmitted to a PC through Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol and then to the robot through xBee radio transceivers…

Obstacle-Avoiding Rover

My very first approach to robotics. Navigates around via ultrasound, turns on the lights when the light levels fall under certain threshold. Weight: 150 grams Actuators: 2 servos made into geared motors, 1 servo for turning, 1 servo for srf05 Control method: autonomous CPU: Picaxe 28x1 Power source: 3 AA's…

4-Legged Miniature Robot

Project from 2010 Second robotics-related project that I ever made. Time to build:12 hours Weight: 250 grams Actuators: 8x cheap micro servos from china Control method: autonomous CPU: Picaxe 28x1 Power source: 3 AA cells Programming language: Basic Sensors / input devices: SRF005 Target environment: indoor …

UK National Autonomous Robotics Championship

A national event aimed at gathering students from all of the major country’s academic institutions to participate in robotics-related challenges, for example developing an autonomous mobile device that detects coloured objects and collects them within in a specified time-frame. Organisation of this event has reached its final stages and…

Apps, Examples and Developments in LabVIEW

After joining the Engineering Leadership Programme at National Instruments I had a remarkable chance to significantly improve in my software development skills. A two-month long training was provided on using LabVIEW and it's various modules and toolkits. I have mastered the dataflow paradigm and took action to show it. Below…