Personal projects

In this page you find some personal projects carried on during my free time, sometime together with friends.


Robotics arm: My first hobby project was the realization of “low-cost” three joints robotic arm. The robot is made of three servo-motors assembled in an anthropomorphic fashion. The plastic structure is completely hand made. The system was controlled using an Arduino board. The objective of the project was to design and implement a kinematic algorithm to make the robot write on sheet of paper using a pencil rigidly connected to the end-effector. More details can be found here.

Autonomous car: This project was carried out together with two friends, Dennis and Albert. The project focused on the realization of a small scale autonomous car using a commercial frame, an Arduino board, a Raspberry Pi and a number of sensors for the perception of the environment. The objective of the project was to realize a system capable of doing simultaneous localization and mapping of indoor environments. More details can be found here.

Image classification:This project was carried out in order to satisfy my interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. During my spare time I have been following courses about Machine Learning and Deep Learning. At this link you find the certificates which I earned from on-line courses. In order to practice what I have learned and to improve my knowledge I started some projects for image classification using the MNIST dataset . In particular, I chose to train a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to perform classification of handwritten digits. More details below.