• Aditya Deshpande, Paul Guentert and Shraddha Barawkar defended their Master's Thesis in Summer 2017.
  • Gaurav Patil, Rumit Kumar and Nathaniel Richards won the BEST PRESENTATION AWARD for Dayton Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, March 2017.
  • Rumit Kumar defended MS thesis, "Position, Attitude, and Fault-Tolerant Control of Tilting-Rotor Quadcopter" in March 2017.
  • Mohammad Sarim along with Thomas Schultz published a conference paper “An Artificial Brain Mechanism to Develop a Learning Paradigm for Robot Navigation” in October 2016. This paper beautifully explains how a brain like learning can be utilized for robot navigation. Futuristic applications consists of robots behaving like human brains to solve problems.
  • Mohammadreza Radmanesh, Dr. Manish Kumar and Mohammad Sarim published a conference paper titled “On the Effect of Different Splines on Way-Point Navigation of Quad-Copters” in October 2016.
  • Alireza Nemati, Rumit Kumar, and Dr. Manish Kumar published “Stability and control of tilting-rotor quadcopter in case of a propeller failure” at ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) on October 12, 2016. Exhaustive research was performed by the team, as a result of which the team received ASME Robotics Technical Committee Best Student Paper Award at the conference.
  • Mohammadreza Radmanesh and Dr. Manish Kumar published a conference paper on “Solution of Traveling Salesman Problem with Hotel Selection in the Framework of MILP-Tropical Optimization” on July 2016.