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RICKY WOOLF

1 Any Road, Anytown AN1 1CV Telephone: 01632 960 898 (Home); 07700 900 138 (Mobile) Email: rickywoolf@example.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
A committed and proactive professional who specialises in the use of embedded design and programming techniques to develop creative and innovative robotic systems tailored towards specific project requirements. Quick to assimilate new ideas, concepts and cutting-edge technologies whilst demonstrating a logical and analytical approach to solving complex problems and issues. Able to work well on own initiative while demonstrating the organisation and prioritisation required to achieve tight deadlines and deliverables. A motivational and inspirational leader who enjoys being part of a successful and productive team, and thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environments.

OBJECTIVE
Currently looking for a new and challenging position, one which will make best use of existing skills and experience while enabling further personal and professional development.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS


MSc BSc College Courses Embedded Systems and Robotics Distinction (2003) Thesis: Compact Motion Tracking System for Human Rehabilitation Computer Science with Robotics & Intelligent Machines 2.1 (2002) Thesis: 2D Mapping Mobile Robots in Unstructured Environments Mathematics, Mechatronic Systems, Applied Dynamics and Electrical Control Theory

KEY TECHNICAL SKILLS


Assembler, Embedded C, C++, Visual MFC, Linux, Java, OpenGL, Handle-C and VHDL

CAREER SUMMARY
2005date

Mobile Robotics Ltd, London SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Playing a lead role in the research team tasked with developing a range of underwater robotic research vehicles, a 2.2 million project funded by the London Zoo Actively involved in the commercial aspects of the project to facilitate the achievement of demanding deadlines and deliverables, enabling the project to proceed to the next phase Providing a prompt and appropriate response to unforeseen mechanical and electrical design problems including making innovative decisions to prevent future repercussions Successfully developing a range of underwater robotic vehicles including both remote controlled and autonomous vehicles Additionally developing and testing materials, control and navigation systems to facilitate the achievement of operational functionality

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CAREER SUMMARY cont.


20032005

University of Exeter, Devon RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Specifically responsible for the design and development of a low-cost, accurate, unobtrusive sensor to enable in-home, unaided rehabilitation on behalf of stroke victims Tasked with ensuring minimal hardware installation requirements within the patients home environment requiring the team to overcome the obstacles associated with the use of camera tracking and body markers to enable the accurate mapping of limb movements Developing a wireless system using the Bluetooth protocol to minimise the problems usually associated with the weight of systems, the restriction of movement and visible wiring Overcoming the charging issues common with using very small batteries by designing a system that can be inductance charged at the end of each session POSTGRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

Assisting with the delivery of laboratory sessions to undergraduates in the following subjects: Embedded Programming; C/C++ Programming; Electronic Hardware Design (PCB Design); Robotic Control Systems UVW Engineering Ltd, Cuckfield TECHNICAL ENGINEER

19901998

Responsible for the repair and maintenance of agricultural vehicles including overhauling engines and transmission units and diagnosing and repairing faults

VOLUNTARY WORK
2005date

University of Cambridge/University of Oxford MACHINE CONSCIOUSNESS LABORATORY

Actively involved in the resolution of design problems in the fields of electrical sensory feedback and mechanical systems within compliant anthropomimetic robotics

PERSONAL DETAILS
Driving Licence Health Full/Clean Excellent; non-smoker

INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES


Currently include Other Fitness Training, Cooking and Astronomy Currently learning German

REFERENCES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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