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INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION
AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Department Embedded Intelligent Technologies

Team

Stoimenov

Denis Chikurtev

Office Address: Acad. G. Bonchev str., block 2, 1113 - Sofia, BULGARIA
Position: Assistant Professor.
E-mail: dchikurtev@abv.bg
Office e-mail: denis@iinf.bas.bg

Education
2017: Ph. D., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies – http://www.iict.bas.bg/EN/index.html
2014: Master Degree in „Automation Information and Control Engineering“, Technical University – Sofia – http://tu-sofia.bg
2012: Bachelor Degree in „Automation Information and Control Engineering”, Technical University – Sofia – http://tu-sofia.bg

Employment Career
2017 – Present: Assist. Prof., Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS) – http://www.iict.bas.bg/EN/index.html
2015 – Present: Assistant in Laboratory of Service Robotics at EPUА

Languages:
English – good

Participation in Projects

  • 2016-2017 – Navigation, localization and object detection system for intelligent service robots, Funded by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, competition for Young Scientists 2016. Head of the project: Assist. Prof. Dr. Denis Chikurtev.
  • 2014-2016 - National co-financing project AComIn: grant DO1-192 at Ministry of Education and Science. Head of the Project: Prof. Galia Angelova, Dr.Sc.
  • 2013-2016 – „Advanced computing for innovation, AComIn” (http://www.iict.bas.bg/acomin), FP7 Capacity Programme, Research Potential of Convergence Regions FP7-REGPOT
    (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/105148_en.html).
    Head of the Project: Prof. Galia Angelova, Dr.Sc.
  • 2011 - „Improving the Efficiency and Quality of Training and the Scientific Potential in the Field of Systemic Engineering and Robotics”, BG051PO001-3.3.06-0002, Support for the development of ph. d. students, post-doctoral students, postgraduates and young scientists, 2011, OP Human Resources Development. Head of the Project: Nayden Shivarov.

Current Projects

  • 2017 – 3D Digitalization of Objects from National Cultural-Historical Heritage., funded by National Science Fund, Competition for financial support for research projects – 2017. Head of the Project: Prof. Dr. Dimitar Karastoyanov.
  • 2017 – „Investigation and optimization of milling processes by using innovative grinding environments (lifters)“, funded by National Science Fund, Competition for Financial Support for Project Of Junior Researchers And Postdocs – 2017” Head of the Project: Assist. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Stoimenov.
  • 2016 – Teleworking service robots enhancing the quality of life of elderly and disabled people, funded by National Science Fund, Competition for financial support for research projects, 2016. Head of the Project: Nayden Shivarov.

Selected Publications

  1. Kandeva M., Grozdanova T., Karastoyanov D., Ivanov P, Kalichin Z., Chikurtev D., Self-Organization Effects on Tribosystems when Lubricated with a Metal-plating Additive Valena 9 th International Conference on Tribology, BalkanTRib 17 13-15 September 2017 in Cappadocia, Nevşehir, TURKEY ISSN 1310-4772, IF: 0.737 accepted for publibishing.
  2. D. Chikurtev – Face detection and recognition for intelligent service robots, PROBLEMS OF ENGINEERING CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS, Vol 68, Sofia, 2017, ISSN 0204-9848.
  3. D. Chikurtev – Vision system for recognizing objects using Open Source Computer Vision (OpenCV) and Robot Operating System (ROS), PROBLEMS OF ENGINEERING CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS, Vol 68, Sofia, 2017, ISSN 0204-9848.
  4. D. Chikurtev - SYSTEM FOR NAVIGATION, LOCALIZATION AND OBJECT RECOGNITION IN INTELLIGENT SERVICE ROBOTS, ADP 2017, June, Sozopol, Bulgaria; p. 324-328, ISSN 1310-3946.
  5. N. Chivarov, D. Chikurtev, N. Shivarov, K. Yovchev, I. Rangelov, A. Gigov, M. Konstantinov, M. Marinov, V. Lazarov, E. Markov - TELECONTROLLED SERVICE ROBOT FOR INCREASING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF ELDERLY AND DISABLED, ADP 2017, June, Sozopol, Bulgaria; p. 171-175, ISSN 1310-3946.
  6. N. Sabotinkov, D. Karastoyanov, D. Chikurtev - OPTIMIZATION OF THE VENTILATION AND DECREASING OF THE CONCENTRATION OF FINE POWDER PARTICLES IN THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY TRANSPORT, ADP 2017, June, Sozopol, Bulgaria; p. 106-112, ISSN 1310-3946.
  7. Kaloyan Yovchev, Denis Chikurtev, Nayden Chivarov, Nedko Shivarov - Precise Positioning of a Robotic Arm Manipulator Using Stereo Computer Vision and Iterative Learning Control, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017, p. 276-283, ISBN 978-3-319-61275-1.
  8. Nayden Chivarov, Denis Chikurtev, Ivaylo Rangelov, Aleksandar Gigov, Nedko Shivarov - SENSOR SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFICATION OF OBSTACLES FOR SERVICE MOBILE ROBOTS, Proceedings of the Technical University of Sofia, Volume 67, Issue 2, 2017, p. 71-80, ISSN 1311-0829.
  9. D. Chikurtev – CORRECTION OF ODOMETRY ERRORS IN SERVICE MOBILE ROBOTS,  International Conference on Tribology BULTRIB 16, 27-29 October 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria, p. 352-358, ISSN: 1313-9878.
  10. D. Karastoyanov, D. Chikurtev, M. Groueva, Robot Control And Modern ICT for Energy Efficiency And Better Quality of Innovative Technological Processes Using Smart Lab Equipment, International Scientific Congress Machines. Technologies. Materials. 2016, 14-17 September 2016, Varna, Bulgaria, volume 1, Section Technologies pp. 35-38 ISSN: 1310-3946.
  11. D. Chikurtev, Service Mobile Robots – Localization And Recognition of Rooms And Buildings, Using Pre-Made Maps, International Conference Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics;16 RAM 2016, Byaga, Bulgaria, October 3-4, 2016, стр. 33-38, ISSN 1314-4634.
  12. D. Chikurtev, K. Yovchev, E. Chikurtev, Design and functionality of Web User interface for control of service mobile robot through the Internet, PROBLEMS OF ENGINEERING CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS, Vol 67, Sofia, 2016, p. 51-60, ISSN 0204-9848.
  13. D. Chikurtev, Indoor Navigation for Service Mobile Robots Using Robot Operating System (ROS), PROBLEMS OF ENGINEERING CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS, Vol 67, Sofia, 2016, p. 61-70, ISSN 0204-9848.
  14. N. Chivarov, D Chikurtev, I Rangelov, A. Gigov and N. Shivarov, Educational Mobile Robot Platform for Line Following, 6th International Scientific Conference Education, Science, Innovations, June 10-11, 2016, Pernik, Bulgaria, pp. 290 – 298, ISSN 1314-5711.
  15. D. Chikurtev, M. Grueva, D. Karastoyanov – Intelligent Service Mobile Robots – Localization, Navigation And Observation Using IR Thermal Camera, ADP 2016, June, Sozopol, Bulgaria; p. 200-207, ISSN 1310-3946.
  16. D. Chikurtev - Optimizing the Navigation for Mobile Robot for Inspection by Using Robot Operating System., PROBLEMS OF ENGINEERING CYBERNETICS AND ROBOTICS, Vol. 66, Sofia – 2015, p. 63-74, ISSN 0204-9848, Online ISSN: 1314-409X.
  17. Nayden Chivarov, Denis Chikurtev, Kaloyan Yovchev, Stefan Shivarov - Cost-Oriented Mobile Robot Assistant for Disabled Care; TECIS 2015, 16th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 24-27 September 2015, SJR – 0.263.
  18. Denis Chikurtev - Application of C# Language for Programming Chain Mobile Robot with Infrared Thermos-Camera FLIR P640 for Inspection; International Conference Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics;14 RAM 2014, November 5-7 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria, p. 79-84, ISSN 1314-4634.
  19. Chivarov, N.; Shivarov, S.; Yovchev, K.; Chikurtev, D.; Shivarov, N. - Intelligent Modular Service Mobile Robot ROBCO 12 for Elderly And Disabled Persons Care; Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region (RAAD), 2014 23rd International Conference on, Smolenice, Slovakia, 3-5 Sept. 2014, Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-6797-1. p. 343-348.
  20. D. Chikurtev, Nayden Chivarov, Stefan Shivarov, Nedko Shivarov – Controlling Chain Robot with Wireless Communication, ADP 2014, 19-22 June, Sozopol, Bulgaria; p. 325-329, ISSN 1310-3946.
  21. D. Chikurtev, Nayden Chivarov, Daniel Radev and Nedko Shivarov – Application of Arduino for Control of Mobile Mini-Robot with DC Motors, ADP 2013, 01-03 June, Sozopol, Bulgaria; p.392-397, ISSN 1314-4634.