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60 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Oct 13, 2017

Do you have a robotics project in mind or a specific question about robots you would like answered?
Are you thinking about buying a robot hobby kit or building your own quad-copter?
Are you wondering if a degree or career in robotics is right for you?
Does the idea of self-driving cars and planes excite or worry you?
I will answer your questions about Robotics to the best of my ability, time capped to 60 minutes of research and 60 minutes of discussion (discussion may continue if I have the time and we are enjoying the conversation). I have found that a 20-30 minute conversation followed by a couple days to think and research and then another 30 min conversation works well.
Subjects I can cover include, but are not limited to Academic, Hobby or Commercial Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Aerial Robots, Manipulation, Mechatronics, Sensors, Embedded Programming, Gestural Interfaces, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Mapping, Computer Vision, Health Care and Personal Assistance, Manufacturing or anything else in the vast field of Robotics.
I can't talk specifics about my current professional role or responsibilities as they are secret, but that won't limit my ability to answer nearly any other questions about robotics.
I will research your question for up to 60 minutes if needed to augment my understanding of the subject and then schedule time to meet with you via phone or Skype (or Messenger or Kik or ?) to provide my answer and discuss the topic. I will ask you in advance about the experience and current knowledge of the person seeking the answer (you or a friend or child perhaps) so I can tailor the answer to the recipient.

Training & Qualifications

I am a Aerospace Roboticist working for a commercial company in the area of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles (UAVs).
I have a Mechanical Engineering Degree from M.I.T. with 25 years software development experience and have worked professionally on Robotics for the last 5 years in the areas of 3D Sensing, Autonomous Navigation, Simulation, and Data Analysis. I am the inventor on several patents in the area of Software Development and Robotics.
I have published research papers and delivered presentations at international conferences on robotics (ICRA, ISER).
I have completed several embedded software and robotics hobby projects including an Arduino-powered laser projector (!AgCL1aiFeXvUjWWb4zwLvO9IviGF) and I have won awards for my home-made robotic arm (, and lead the first eye-gaze controlled wheelchair team at Microsoft (
I love to learn about and talk about robotics. Let's chat!

Availability & Preferences

I am usually free mornings and weeknights a few times a week.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Gregor

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Inactive User received session of Ask a Roboticist from Gregor
Apr 04, 2018
Gregor is extremely knowledgeable and always tries to not only answer my questions but help me understand the subject to the best of my capabilities.
Jessica Joy received session of Ask a Roboticist from Gregor
Feb 01, 2018
Gregor was great to deal with and got excited with me about my project. His final report was very thorough and organized and I'm so excited to make e...nough money to make the project come to life! show more
Juan received session of Ask a Roboticist from Gregor
Dec 13, 2017
Was great, we had to reschedule a bit, but in the end, very helpful. I now have a good intro to working it myself. Looking forward to the next project... I need his help more
Wyatt provided hour of Electrical work for Gregor
Jan 01, 2019
I hope the info I gave you helps. If you have any other questions ask, ill help if I can.
Aug 01, 2018
Second deal with Gregor and still very pleased. I missed the deadline by just a little bit but it's worth it for the quality of work.
Jun 21, 2018
Amazing as always!! I love working with Gregor!
Apr 24, 2018
Gregor was a great help to me and I'm very excited for further work. Detail oriented and communicative, thank you Gregor!
Apr 13, 2018
Amazing work and great communication. I felt well received every step of the way and I'm really excited to keep working with Gregor
Mar 13, 2018
Gregor's pieces are very well done, super smooth and he's fantastic to conduct business with- quick and reliable! :) HIGHLY recommend Gregor! :)
Dec 16, 2017
Amazing work and so lovely to converse with!


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I'm a Aerospace Roboticist who is into learning, creating, tiny-house living, and adventure-travelling.

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