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 Group, discusses how drones, planes, satellites, and artificial intelligence will help farmers meet the food needs of a growing world population. Read more from MechSE.

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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 in San Diego, CA. Read more from MechSE News UIUC Lecture “Aerial Co-Robots of the Future” video:  

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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! He will join Professor Lui Sha’s group at UIUC as a post-doc researcher.

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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 the MechSE Department “Schaller Travel Fund” to attend a conference. He will present the paper “Multirate Adaptive Control for MIMO Systems with Application to Cyber-Physical Security” at the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control […]

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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. Full interview Soundcloud audio is available here. Click the following links to read more about this project: Drones, ride sharers could team up for package delivery, from College of Engineering Synergetic Drone Delivery Network in Metropolis, […]

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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 position, he was researching within the field of virtual reality, also known as VR. Please click the following link to read more: PhD student interns at Oculus VR, from MechSE.

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NSF Award Granted: Synergetic Drone Delivery Network in Metropolis

We just got a NSF award to develop a framework that synergizes manipulatable distribution networks, comprising autonomous flying robots (drones) with existing transport networks, towards enhanced autonomy and economics in logistics. Imagine that a ride-sharing vehicle outfitted with a docking device for packages on its roof is traveling through a distribution center towards downtown. A […]

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