Project ALAN (2016)

ALAN (Advanced upper-Limb Autonomous Neuro-rehabilitation) has been my final year team project at University of Leeds (MEng Mechatronics and Robotics course). In 2016 it has won the global NI Student Design Contest and received an Engineering Impact Award at NI Week 2016 (Austin,TX). Project ALAN has been a multidisciplinary…

Humanoid Robot Teleoperation (2015)

NAO Humanoid Robot Teleoperation System has been my 3rd year (Bachelor's) individual project as part of the MEng Mechatronics and Robotics course at the University of Leeds. It used virtual-reality (Oculus Rift), human-tracking (MS Kinect) and humanoid robot (NAO) technologies, programmed in NI LabVIEW and Python to create an immersive…

DIY Bipedal Robot (2015)

This has been a project I delivered as part of the EPSRC Resarch Internship at University of Leeds. I made a budget humanoid robot based on a myRIO embedded device using NI LabVIEW and it's Robotics toolkit. Why? I was always keen to learn and apply kinematics principles in robotics…

Calculator - Embedded Systems Project (2015)

This project was delivered as part of the ELEC3662 Embedded Systems module at my MEng Mechatronics and Robotics course at University of Leeds. It focused on the design, build and implementation of a simple calculator device. Using an ARM Cortex M4-based microcontroller (32-bit TIVA C Launchpad development board) an interface…

Engineering Leadership Programme Placement at National Instruments (2014)

I have successfully completed my industry year worrking as an Applications Engineer at the National Instruments Corporation, United Kingdom Branch. I have been enrolled in the Engineering Leadership Programme (ELP) in year 2013-2014. This was a year-long placement focused on developing technical knowledge, business & customer awareness, and leadership skills.…

RIO Draughts-playing Robotic Arm Project (2014)

As a multi-disciplinary team of Applications Engineers we have built an autonomous robotic hand capable of playing draughts against a human opponent or itself by integrating several different disciplines such as image processing, machine vision, inverse kinematics, mechatronics and artificial intelligence. This project has been built from scratch and developed…

4-Wheeled Autonomous Colour Detecting Robot (2014)

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

Apps, Examples and Developments in LabVIEW (2014)

Platformer Game using Object-Oriented Programming More information: https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-34735 Desktop Capture Video Recorder More information: https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-33818 Robust Color Recognition using IMAQ More information: https://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-32507…

LituanicaSAT-1 Nanosatellite Development (2013)

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 it's launch in 2014. It was launched from the International Space Station into low-earth orbit where it gathered data and conduct several pre-planned experiments.…

Breathalyser Project (2013)

This undertaking has been delivered as part of my 2nd year module Embedded Systems Project at the University of Leeds. It was awarded an excellent first degree classification and unsurprisingly became an extremely popular party toy amongst my university friends. Discussing specifics of how the device functionality was validated would…

Summer Placement at Space Science and Technology Institute (2012)

This has been a summer internship at Space Science and Technology Instutute of Lithuania (Kosmoso Mokslo ir Technologijų Institutas) back in 2012. I was responsible for developing, testing and engineering an autopilot system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles based on the Ardupilot Mission Planner. I've also assisted in printed circuit board…

2D-Mark Platformer Game for Android (2012)

A super-simple platformer game I made in Java (no external gaming libraries) for an Android phone I had at the time, must have been a Galaxy SII. As far as I recall this is my first more software-focused project where I tried to engineer a simple 2D platformer game engine.…

Inexpensive and Fully Functional Robotic Hand Project (2011)

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…

iPhone-Controlled Rover (2010)

Project from 2010 The main idea behind this project was essentially 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. This was…

Obstacle-Avoiding Rover (2010)

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 (2010)

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