Marin Assaliyski

Marin Assaliyski

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About me

Hey! Welcome to my brand new site!!! It's so brand new that there isn't much content yet... I'm working on it! :-D

Here is a video of the Omni-directional Vehicle (ODV) I worked with at the IIT Robotics Lab:

My Skills

Wow so many skills!!! ;-) ... Come back soon to find out where all of these skills came from...

Note: The scale used on these dials is a bit ambiguous and somewhat non-linear. Let's say something along the lines of:
100< Expert >95
94< Experienced >80
79< Proficient >60
59< Novice >45
44< Classwork / Getting Into It >0

Controls Systems

Mechanical Eng.

Machine Learning



Project Management




Embedded H/S

Computer Vision

Code Rev. Control

curriculum vitae - Resume

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Work Experience

VP Engineering

Hummingbird Technologies Inc., Chicago, IL
June 2014 - Present

I am the initial tech VP at Hummingbird Technologies Inc., where I have the responsibility of short and long term planning & management of technical aspects.

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Research and Development Engineer

Robert Bosch Tool Corp, Mount Prospect, IL

2 Years 5 Months

January 2012 - May 2014

-Lead a project to develop a hardware/software system for detection and mitigation of potentially hazardous conditions. Extensive use of methods in sensing, digital signal processing, statistical pattern recognition, and controls on high-bandwidth, multi-core, real-time embedded hardware

-Recognized with Inventor Award in 2012 for innovative designs and methods; multiple innovations chosen for patent submission including a novel method for early sensing of hazards

-Developed custom sensing solutions and methods of actuation by use of pneumatics, electro-mechanical, and electric drive components

Research Assistant

IIT Robotics Laboratory, Chicago, IL

2 Years 9 Months

September 2010 - May 2013

-Control system development (software & hardware) for multiple degree of freedom autonomous vehicle

-Developed multi-body dynamic simulation in Adams MBD for design verification and optimization; Set up a co-simulation between Adams and MATLAB for simulated hardware in the loop testing of control software

-Developed and applied a spline based heuristic path-planning algorithm

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Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology

3 Years

2011 - 2014

Publication: Design and Experimental Characterization of an Omnidirectional Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Unstructured Terrain (Robotica – Cambridge Journals)

Bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Illinois Institute of Technology

4 Years

2006 - 2010

-BioLock project as part of my Mechanical Design course... Link

-Developed a path planning algorithm on Ubuntu with ROS and splines... Link

-"Planning for human implantation of a cortical visual prosthesis" as part of an IPRO project... Link

-"New product evaluation and improvement" as part of an IPRO project (Won first place at the 2011 IIT IPRO competition!) ... Link



Development of Active Response Technology for Safety Applications in Power Saws

Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology - May 2014
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Journal Papers

Design and Experimental Characterization of an Omni-Directional Unmanned Ground Vehicle for Unstructured Terrain

C. Nie, M. Assaliyski, M. Spenko
Robotica, Cambridge University Press - May 19, 2014
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Adjustment and Control Features for a Power Tool

J. Koegel, M. Luginbill, M. Assaliyski
U.S. Patent Application Publication - October 30, 2014
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Media Gallery

Check out some interesting pictures I've taken and some of me! ... more to come...

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Gloomy Chicago
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Right off the tree
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Standing with Samuil
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Making PCB's!
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Making PCB's!
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BioLock Prototyping

Projects Portfolio

Check out some of my past and current projects... soon!!


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