In addition to studying law and philosophy, I am a lifelong hobby engineer and a co-inventor of Collaborative AI, among other technologies.
My interest in computer science started at a young age and was the reason for me to learn English. At the age of sixteen, and before immigrating to the United States, I started teaching computer sciences at Iran's most prestigious private IT college, translating source material into Farsi, and writing regularly in national papers on culture and technology.
Nowadays, given my philosophical and legal training, I naturally think often about the philosophy and ethics of computer technologies, especially those I help to develop. When thinking about such questions, I try to focus on those that genuinely engage with specific technologies rather than merely featuring them in the abstract. I discuss some such questions here.
In my own inventions, I try to implement normative behavior in multi agent AI contexts, such as recognition, trust, and interdependence. Below is a list of my inventions that have been patented or are patent pending.
U.S. PTO Application# 17494251:
"Method of Lightweight Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Performed on a Real-Time Computing and Battery Operated Wheeled Device" (Filed on 05/10/2021)
U.S. PTO Application# 16418988:
"Simultaneous collaboration and mapping" (Filed on 5/21/19) (allowed)
U.S. PTO Application# 16297785:
"A robot training method" (Filed on 03/11/2019)
2021 U.S. Patent 11199853 B1: “Versatile Mobile Platform”
2019 U.S. Patent 10442082 B1: “Methods and systems for automated robotic movement.”
2019 U.S. Patent 10185815 B1: “Method for robotic devices to authenticate users.”
2018 U.S. Patent 10762186 B1: “Method for robotic devices to authenticate users.”
2017 U.S. Patent 9764472 B1: “Methods and systems for automated robotic movement.”
2017 U.S. Patent 9532688 B1: “Spherical or ovoid robotic vacuum.”
2016 U.S. Patent 9521934 B1: “Cylindrical robotic vacuum.”
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