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Aldo
Vargas

Robot
{ designer | programmer | innovator }

About Me

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I'm a Roboticist that holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Glasgow in UK and a BEng in Mechatronics Engineering from UNAM in Mexico. I'm a Robotics Hardware and Software Systems Integrator with a strong background in Artifitial Intelligence. I analyze the robotic systems needs and provide a plan for problem solving, integration and solution mainly for mobile robots (aerial, ground or water). I'm a persistent complex problem solver and proficient at designing things that actually work.

My Profile

  • Name: Aldo Enrique Vargas Moreno
  • Date of birth: 7 October 1985
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Email: me@aldovargas.com
  • Phone: +1 514 929 7090

Who am I?

I'm a simple guy trying to transform the world (rather my surroundings) with cool gadgets such as robots, will I change the world or will the world change me? I still don't know.

I hold a PhD in Aerospace Engineering for the University of Glasgow focusing on Unmanned Aerial Systems. Before starting my doctoral candidature, I completed my undergraduate studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where I received my degree from the Engineering Faculty (FI) doing the studies of Mechatronics Engineering.

Short bio: Adrenaline junkie, Mechatronics engineer, motorcycle rider, Lego enthusiast, rescue diver, Robot {designer, programmer, innovator}.

Consider it DrONE.™

Experience

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2019 Apr - Present

Principal Engineer

Member of the R&D team

C2RO’s uses proprietary real-time cloud AI to provide data driven businesses with global analysis and recognition tools to transform their physical spaces into highly personalized and interactive smart environments. Aldo is a key technology gate-keeper, specializing in making projects successful, and training staff in design, monitoring and optimization of technologies and combined remedies.

2017 Apr - 2019Apr

Robotics Specialist

Member of the R&D team

C2RO’s mission is to increase the autonomy of robots and enable multi-robot collaborations for performing complex tasks. Our cloud-based platform connects robots and processes their sensor data in real-time in a secure and reliable manner. Using our product, robots can share knowledge using the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithms.

Developing robotic software and hardware for applications that help to increase the autonomy of robots and enable multi-robot collaborations for performing complex operations. Some tasks:

  • C-SLAM (Cloud based Simultaneous localization and mapping)
  • Component testing
  • Robotic systems hardware and software integration
  • Computer vision
  • Sensor fusion odometry
  • Object detection, segmentation, and tracking
  • Cloud-to-robot backend systems development
2013 - Present

Founder

ALTAX Unmanned Systems Consultancy, is a firm dedicated to share our expertise and knowledge to help Unmanned Systems Business attain their goals and solve problems. In a more general sense, we are individuals with vast knowledge and experience in the Unmanned Systems Industry.

Fully solving problems by designing the Unmanned System from ground up, tailored specifically to the needs of the application to ensure maximum performance while keeping cost low. Applications like: object tracking, realtime object recognition and so forth.

Clients include companies from United Kingdom, Canada, USA, China, Mexico, Israel and Germany.

2015 Sep - 2016 Nov

University of Oxford

Research Associate

Developing an Unmanned Aerial System to be able to track pollinators to aid on research for the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. Tasks including:

  • Vehicle design
  • Component testing
  • Drone control software developer
  • Computer vision
  • Sensor fusion
  • Kalman filtering
  • +3km long range video/data communication system design
  • UAV operations and testing
2012 - 2016

University of Glasgow

Lecturer, GTA, Demonstrator & Tutor

Lecturer, Graduate Teaching Assistant, tutor and demonstrator for several engineering courses at the University of Glasgow for undergraduate and postgraduate students (MsC), including:

  • Aerospace Systems Design Project
  • Robotics
  • Introductory programming
  • Integrated Systems Design Project
  • Engineering Electro-magnetics
  • Analog Electronics
  • Aerospace Systems OIP
2010 - 2012

Physics Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Visiting Researcher

IdF-UNAM. Development of micro UAV’s network for cooperative task’s. Projects done:

  • Remote controlled paint-ball gun
  • Remote controlled ground vehicle to carry paint-ball gun
  • Quadcopter with fuzzy logic stabilisation routine
2012 / Jul - 2012 / Dec

Grupo Industrial LALA

Senior IT Engineer

Specialist leader on Emergent Technologies for the biggest dairy company in America.

2012 / Jan - 2012 / Jul

NRM Comunicaciones

Senior Analyst Programmer

Senior web developer for one of the biggest media company in Mexico City, in charge of building several websites for different radio stations.

2010 - 2011

DGAE-SIAE, UNAM

Web Systems Programmer

Web developer for the General Office of School Administration. Link.

2009 - 2012

Corporativo VIVE

Technology Consultant

Lead developer and technology consultant for a model hobby company (ViveModelismo), in charge of selecting/testing/repairing Radio Control models (airplanes, helicopters, boats), also managing the IT department of the company.

"Talking about emerging technologies (robotics, infrared analysers, avionics, etc.) applied to the computer technologies and especially to businesses is a skill that Aldo stands out in. His style is collaborative and a great team-player, always open to learn and contribute."

Antonio Zamora, Chief Financial Officer

"He has several skills and knowledge of system analysis, he works great under pressure and he is leaded by oriented result approach"

David Retana, System Architect

"Aldo is a 'builder' with a relentless mind that never backs down at any challenge. I've had great collaborations with Aldo in developing proof-of-concepts for business ideas and appreciate his ability to piece together several pieces of the end solution! I will recommend Aldo to any organization that needs a builder, a thinker and a professional that executes, 100%."

Ifeanyi Azolibe, Manager Test Engineering Services

Education

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My educational background from university.

2012 - 2016

University of Glasgow

PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Machine Learning Techniques to Estimate the Dynamics of a Slung Load Multirotor UAV system.(Thesis)
Unmanned Aerial Systems (Main focus)

Developing GNC (Guidance, navigation and control) algorithms for Unmanned Systems (Drones).

Intersecting topics like:
  • Aerospace systems
  • Control systems
  • Embedded systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Computer vision
  • Sensor fusion
  • Robotics
  • Systems integration
2008 - 2009

Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Student exchange program
Courses taken:
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Advanced Control
  • Fuel Cell’s Technology
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
2007 - 2008

University of California, Berkeley

Design for Sustainability Course (Exchange student)

This course is part of the Management of Technology program at the Berkeley as well as the new Engineering and Business Sustainability Certificate Program. The focus of the course was on innovation process for sustainable products, from product definition to sustainable manufacturing and business models.

2004 - 2009

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering)

The purpose of this interdisciplinary engineering field (Mechatronics) is the study of autonomous systems from an engineering perspective and serves the purposes of controlling advanced hybrid systems.

Stabilisation of a scale helicopter with neuro-fuzzy systems (Thesis)
Extracurricular
  • Proteco scholarship (Computer Technology Program) holder
  • Escuderia Puma (UNAM Racing Team) captain
  • SIAA (Aerospace-Aeronautical Engineering Society) president
  • SOMEFI (Mechatronics Engineering Society) VIP member

My Skills

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I am absolutely passionate about simple yet sophisticated technology.

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    Languages

    1. Spanish - native
    2. English - bilingual proficiency
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    Machine Learning

    1. RNN
    2. Reservoir Computing
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    1. OpenCV

Publications

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Where to meet

Altax Consulting
Montréal
Canada

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Phone: +1 514 929 7090

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