There is a certain alchemical magic that comes from working with robots. By waving my hands, I can make machines seem alive.
Ilia Baranov is a Software Development Manager at Amazon Lab 126 in Sunnyvale, California.
He is active within the Open Source Robotics community, helping maintain ROS packages; and is the creator of the popular ROS 101 blog series. Ilia holds 2 patent applications related to mobile communications and successfully licensed technology from a business venture.
He will often take the Swiss army knife approach to a problem, where the faster and most versatile solution is preferred to the perfect one. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in electrical engineering in 2013. Robots, robotics and automation have been lifelong interests for him. His hobbies are rock climbing, snowboarding, hacking and making things, and a few computer games.
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