HELLO, I’M YADUNUND VIJAY
Roboticist | Manufacturing Engineer | Product Designer
Welcome to my portfolio website.
A maker hobbyist at heart, the smell of sawdust, sound of machining and the sight of a 3D printer completing its job, are few of many things that spark joy. My early inclination towards building artifacts propelled me down the engineering path. I received my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Here, I came to embrace the value of design thinking and the importance of fundamental engineering knowledge in tackling real world problems. Having built several prototypes through coursework, I sought know-how in manufacturing to better design products and bring them to market at scale.
This curiosity motivated me to pursue a Master's degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of Advanced Manufacturing and Design. Here, I gained valuable understanding of manufacturing systems and how they can be modelled and improved. For my thesis, I worked with a semiconductor equipment manufacturer to assess their inventory management practices and develop automated methods to compute optimal inventory levels. Following my study at MIT, I returned to SUTD for a second Master's where I conducted research in the field of large-scale additive manufacturing of bio-composites using industrial robots. I relied on statistical methods and machine learning algorithms to develop and optimize a novel 3D printing process. For my work, I was honored with the Best Master's Thesis Award.
I then moved to industry where I worked with clients in FMCG and aerospace sectors to introduce automation with robotic manipulators and mobile bases at their facilities. I helped build several solutions including robotic bin picking, painting and data collection platforms for Industry 4.0. Currently, I'm a robotics software developer at Open Robotics where I help create open source hardware and software solutions for roboticists around the world.
My learning journey has provided me with many memorable moments which I would like to showcase here. I remain ever excited to where it will bring me next.