Hi, I am Ignat, a young, enthusiastic, and highly driven roboticist and entrepreneur with a passion for everything robotics and AI. My deeply seeded belief is that these technologies have the potential to drastically improve our lives and my mission is to bring star-wars-like robots one step closer to reality.
I have graduated MSc Robotics & AI at the University of Edinburgh in 2020. I have done my 2-year dissertation on Adaptive Motion Control for Autonomous Racing
Most recently I worked as a Robotics Engineer at Kopernikus Automotive developing an autonomous valet parking solution that will hit production cars soon! I was involved mostly in path planning and motion control and a bit of environment modelling and simulation. My previous job experience includes working at Roborace on developing a reference autonomous driving software stack. For 2 summers I have also interned at Indie Semiconductor where I have worked on firmware development for custom microcontrollers for IoT and automotive applications. Also I have worked as a Digital Skills tutor at my university teaching people coding with Python.
I've given some talks through my life:
- Weekly Robotics Meetup #2 - Robocars
- How AI is enabling autonomous driving @ DEV.BG
My technical skills include C/C++, Rust, Python, ROS, CUDA, PyTorch, Tensorfow, Version Control (i.e. git), CI & CD, Operating Systems, Distributed computing, Parallel computing and robotics simulators. Through time, I've also gotten good at team working, management, leadership and the all-important communcation skill.
Originally, from Razgrad, Bulgaria, I have always been fascinated by how computers have impacted our world. After high school, I moved to the beautiful city of Edinburgh, UK to pursue better education (and wet weather apparently). At some point throughout University, I got intrigued by robotics and are now focusing extensively on that field.
In my free time I entertain myself by building and flying racing quadcopters for pure fun and adrenaline. When I have more free time on my hands I enjoy travelling through the world on motorbike.
I also enjoy hiking, bouldering, playing video games and doing some Youtube.