Omer is in final stages of his MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the Tel Aviv University, and is soon to begin his PhD at the Curiosity Lab. In his dissertation, he hopes to explore multi-disciplinary approaches to facilitating robot learning in complex, real environments.
Fascinated by the contrast between the ease in which animals move and the difficulty in making a robot take even one step, Omer's thesis focuses on studying the biomechanics of locusts as inspiration for smart design of miniature jumping robots.
Omer received his BSc Cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering from the Tel Aviv University. Prior to his academic career, he designed heavy industrial machinery at a leading engineering company, operated and trained Unmanned Air Vehicle pilots around the world, and was certified as a professional baker.