Vijay Pradeep is a robotics engineer and angel investor based in Silicon Valley, and has been involved in the robotics sector for over a decade. He was a Co-Founder of hiDOF, Inc., a Silicon Valley robotics consulting firm, that has worked with Fortune 500 companies and startups in a variety of areas, including VR/AR, vehicle autonomy, medical imaging, drones, personal aviation, and industrial automation. His team has since joined Google’s Daydream VR effort, where Vijay is now a Senior Engineer and leads the sensor characterization and factory calibration teams for Daydream.
Vijay received his B.S. in Computer Systems, focusing on Robotics and Mechatronics, and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Control Systems, both from Stanford University. His academic contributions have been showcased in a variety of robotics conferences, journals, and books. Vijay’s contributions to ROS (Robot Operating System) and the PR2 robot platform are now used widely in the open source robotics community.
Vijay splits his time between San Francisco, California, USA and St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago.
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