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Robot on Wheels

Paolo RONDOT

Passionate Robotics Student

About me

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Robotics, Systems, and Control at ETH Zürich, with a focus on perceptions and controls of autonomous systems. Concurrently, I am gaining valuable experience as a Master's thesis student at CERN.

My academic accomplishments include a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Embedded Systems from ECE paris. During this Master's I embarked on a year-long exchange program in Aerospace Engineering at ETS Montréal, and further expanded my academic horizons with a semester at Malmö University, specializing in computer science during my Bachelor's. Notably, my internship at the Robotics Systems Lab under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Marco Hutter was a pivotal experience during my first Master's degree.

Throughout my educational and professional journey, I have accumulated diverse experiences in robotics, software engineering, and embedded systems. I have actively contributed to these fields through internships and a consultant position at the Junior Enterprise of my former university. This blend of academic rigor and practical expertise fuels my passion for advancing the frontiers of robotics and autonomous systems.

EDUCATION

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Sep 2022 - Aug. 2024

ROBOTICS, SYSTEMS AND CONTROL MSc.
ETH ZURICH, Zurich, Switzerland

 

After completing an internship at ETH Zürich's Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) in 2021, I was inspired to pursue a second Master's degree. The ongoing research in robotics and the exceptional individuals I encountered compelled me to delve deeper into this field. Recognizing Zürich as a central hub for robotics in Europe, I seized the opportunity to immerse myself in this dynamic community.

Sep 2021 - Aug 2022

EXCHANGE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
ETS MONTREAL, Montréal, Canada

 

For my second year of Master's degree in Embedded Systems with ECE Paris, I had the opportunity to do an exchange year in Aerospace Engineering in the Canadian university ETS Montréal.

Sep 2020 - Aug 2022

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS MSc.
ECE Paris, Paris, France

 

I did this Master in Engineering in the French "Grande Ecole" ECE Paris. For my second year of Master, I did an exchange year at ETS Montréal (see above).

Sep 2017 - Jul 2020

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING
ECE Paris, Paris, France

 

I did my Bachelor in a French "Grande Ecole" as part of the "Diplôme d'Ingénieurs" cursus, in which a Master of Engineering is issued after 5 years of studies.

As part of my Bachelor, I did a semester abroad in my third year (ERASMUS) in the Swedish university of Malmö, Malmö Universität.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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Sep 2023 - Mar 2024

Internship

ROBOTICS SOFTWARE ENGINEER
WINGTRA, Zurich, Switzerland

 

This internship is taking place as part of my Robotics, Systems and Control Master's degree. I am working in the embedded team of Wingtra, a drone company.

I develop low level code for critical controllers, within the PX4 Autopilot open-source environment for a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) mapping drone.

I learn to work in a very dynamic environment with time divided into multiple sprint and release periods. 

I use DevOps tools every day and improve my project management skills.

Apr 2021 - Aug 2021

Internship

EMBEDDED ENGINEER
ROBOTIC SYSTEMS LAB - ETH ZURICH, Zurich, Switzerland

 

This internship took place during my first year of Master in Embedded Systems at ECE Paris.

I worked at the Robotic Systems Lab of ETH Zürich on the Hydraulic Excavator for an Autonomous Purpose (HEAP) project.

I developed a 4G remotely controlled power distribution and surveillance system for high safety standards. The device can fully turn on and off a Menzi Muck excavator and trigger emergency stop in case of dysfunction of the top level computer. It can turn on the excavator to refill the batteries after long idle periods and monitor the current consumption.
I designed the PCB with Altium, programmed the board’s microcontroller in C and interfaced with a SIMCom 4G Modem.

Internship

Jun 2020 - Aug 2020

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
ELECTRONIQUE-CONCEPT, Aubagne, France
 

This internship took place during my third year of Bachelor at ECE Paris.

I worked at Electronique-Concept, an electronic design company and was part of a team which was developing a new product for solar panel sun tracking.

I developed a novel method based on RSSI for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). This novel method is currently in patent registration procedure.

May 2019 - Aug 2022

Part-time job

ELECTRONIC CONSULTANT & PROJECT MANAGER
JEECE - ECE Paris, Paris, France

JEECE is the Junior Enterprise of my former university, ECE Paris.

During my studies, I had the opportunity to apply for an Electronic Consultant position. I did several missions for companies or private individuals.

  • I realized a project of a multi-input sound box driven by a Raspberry Pi and remotely controled via MQTT. This device is also connected to a website and a smartphone application.

  • I worked for a laboratory to develop a medical stimulating module including a microcontrollerand vibrators for patients lacking foot sensation thus losing balance.

I was also a project manager and lead different missions where I was the intermediary between the client and the consultant. 

PROJECTS

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Asynchronous Sensor Fusion for Continuous-Time SLAM

Student Semester Project, ETH Zürich - 2023

For my Master's Degree at ETH, I am doing a semester project at the Vision for Robotics Lab (V4RL) of ETH.The subject is "Asynchronous Sensor Fusion for Continuous-Time SLAM", and my work is based on the HyperSLAM library developed in V4RL.

During this project:

  • I am deepening my knowledge in Computer Vision.

  • Participating to research in this captivating field.

  • Applying my knowledge using C/C++ on a Linux based system and using DevOps tools such as GitHub.

Multi-agent autonomous car's algorithm

Course Project - ETH Zürich - 2022

In the context of my Planning and Decision Making for Autonomous Robots, I developed an algorithm for autonomous driving cars tested in simulation in a multi-agent setup.

During this project:

  • I implemented the main path planning algorithms

  • I implemented a PID for the trajectory following

  • I used Python and GitHub for the development

Autonomous driving

Autonomous driving

Autonomous driving
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Because it cannot always run smoothly...

Because it cannot always run smoothly...

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A successful trip

A successful trip

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Another successful trip

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A last successful trip

A last successful trip

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Computer Vision - Building blocks of the SLAM pipeline

Course Exercises - ETH Zürich - 2022

In the context of my Vision Algorithms for Mobile Robots, I realized each week a building block of the SLAM pipeline. The codes I developed were based on a skeleton given by the teaching assistants.

During these exercises:

  • I implemented the main vision algorithms: Harris Corner Detectors, Bundle Adjustment, SIFT Feature Detector, PnP, Lucas-Kanade Tracker...

  • I implemented these algorithms with MATLAB

Computer Vision Projects

Computer Vision Projects

Computer Vision Projects