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Click here to read the news post from MechSE. Despite the cold weather of the week, the group of co-PIs of NSF NRI award #1830639 ...
Naira Hovakimyan, a professor of mechanical science and engineering and a member of the Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging, and Resilience Group, discusses how drones, planes, ...
MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan gave the GNC Plenary Lecture at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ 2019 Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Conference in San Diego, CA. Read ...
Professor Hovakimyan gave a plenary lecture “Aerial Co-robots of the Future” on AIAA GNC conference 2019. The abstract was recommended as the top talk for ...
We have several students in our group presenting at  AIAA SciTech Forum 2019. Check our gallery for pictures.
Congratulations to Hamid! He defended his thesis “Robust adaptive sampled-data control design for MIMO systems: applications in cyber-physical security” successfully! He will join Professor Lui ...
Hamid was selected as one of the five students who will receive the Fall 2018 Graduate College Travel Award and the MechSE Department “Schaller Travel ...
Congratulations to Professor Hovakimyan for receiving Pendray Aerospace Literature Award. Click the following links to read more: Pendray Aerospace Literature Award Recipients, from AIAA. Hovakimyan earns ...
Naira Hovakimyan
W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor

Flight Test of L1 Adaptive Augmentation on Learjet 25: Lifting Body

Our Vicon Lab

VICON system: 9x Vantage V16 cameras, 16MP sensor, 100 Hz.
Environment: 5x5x3 m flying space, protective net, foam floor.
Robots: Intel Aero platform, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Crazyflies, Jackal UGV.
Prototyping: Ultimaker 3 Extended, Form 2 with wash and cure stations.

Recent News

SYNergetic DROne delivery network in MEtropolis (SYNDRONME) Kickoff

SYNergetic DROne delivery network in MEtropolis (SYNDRONME) Kickoff

Click here to read the news post from MechSE. Despite the cold weather of the week, the group of co-PIs…

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Hovakimyan: Drones, AI can help farmers grow more food

Hovakimyan: Drones, AI can help farmers grow more food

Naira Hovakimyan, a professor of mechanical science and engineering and a member of the Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging, and Resilience…

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AIAA features Hovakimyan as plenary lecturer

AIAA features Hovakimyan as plenary lecturer

MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan gave the GNC Plenary Lecture at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ 2019 Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Conference…

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Video: AIAA 2019 GNC Conference Plenary Lecture given by Professor Hovakimyan

Video: AIAA 2019 GNC Conference Plenary Lecture given by Professor Hovakimyan

Professor Hovakimyan gave a plenary lecture "Aerial Co-robots of the Future" on AIAA GNC conference 2019. The abstract was recommended…

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Students presenting at AIAA SciTech Forum 2019

Students presenting at AIAA SciTech Forum 2019

We have several students in our group presenting at  AIAA SciTech Forum 2019. Check our gallery for pictures.

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Hamid defended his thesis successfully

Hamid defended his thesis successfully

Congratulations to Hamid! He defended his thesis "Robust adaptive sampled-data control design for MIMO systems: applications in cyber-physical security" successfully!…

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Hamid won conference travel award to attend CDC 2018

Hamid won conference travel award to attend CDC 2018

Hamid was selected as one of the five students who will receive the Fall 2018 Graduate College Travel Award and…

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Professor Hovakimyan Received Pendray Aerospace Literature Award

Professor Hovakimyan Received Pendray Aerospace Literature Award

Congratulations to Professor Hovakimyan for receiving Pendray Aerospace Literature Award. Click the following links to read more: Pendray Aerospace Literature Award…

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Illinois Innovators Podcast interviews Professor Hovakimyan

Illinois Innovators Podcast interviews Professor Hovakimyan

Professor Hovakimyan was interviewed by Illinois Innovators Podcast on how drones and ride sharers could team up for package delivery.…

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Arun Lakshmanan interns at Oculus VR

Arun Lakshmanan,a PhD researcher in our lab, recently completed a competitive summer internship with the company Oculus VR. In this…

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