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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Venanzio joins the faculty of University of Iowa

Venanzio Cichella, a recent graduate from our group, assumed a faculty job in University of Iowa. He started as assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering this fall. We wish him every success in his future career.

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