Jacob started working with robotics in 2007 as part of Georgia Tech’s Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition team. He moved into high-end ISR (Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) systems, working with several large airborne camera systems for wide area mapping. In 2014 he began working on unmanned aerial vehicle systems at Swift Engineering, ultimately designing a new avionics stack with emphasis on reliability, fault detection and tolerance, and determinism using safety of life ratable components. His passion is working on high-speed distributed robotic systems. His talents include writing deterministic event-driven software for high-reliability systems and autonomous system architecture.