Barzin Moridian

I make robots

Hi, I'm Barzin. My work and hobby is making objects that can make decisions and do things by themselves. My other hobbies are dispersed camping, making noise with my music instruments, and doing things that I don't know how to do, like keeping succulents alive.


Experiences

A list of places I've been affiliated with.

- [2019, Present]
Head of Robotics, Petra

- [2012, 2019]
Senior Research Associate, Nonlinear and Autonomous Systems Lab, Purdue and Michigan Tech

- [2012, 2013]
Controls Researcher, Energy Mechatronics Lab, Michigan Tech


Research Projects

Take a look at some of my projects. I would be happy to give more details if you find them interesting.

Made a robot that learns motion control from its own experiences.
Built an autonomous boat that can navigate to a set of waypoints.
Trained a robot from demonstration to navigate in hallways using camera and lidar observations.
Trained simulated robots to avoid collision with multiple moving obstacles.
Developed algorithm for control of a team of multi-copters.
Developed a team of ground robots for establishing a mobile microgrid.
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Developed software algorithm for optimization and planning of multi-agent coverage or surveillance missions.
Developed an agile path planning algorithm for mobile robots in highly dynamic environments.
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Developed unscented and extended Kalman filter algorithms for simultaneous parameter and state estimation of buildings' HVAC system.

Also, here are a few scripts that I've put together, which might be useful for others.


Contact My preferred form of contact is email.