Lead Mentor: David Saldaña, Computer Science & Engineering


2023 Student team: 

Karen Li ‘24

Tinotenda Chibvuri '26

Matyas Negash ‘25



Project Description:

Imagine a hospital in a remote area where road access is limited, and health care providers require medical supplies in the middle of a hurricane that can last days. Traditional drones perform poorly in turbulent environments, but is it possible to develop a swarm of flying blimps that can transport supplies in those turbulent environments? This team will develop novel robot designs and controllers to operate in turbulence, specifically studying applications in the Philippines. All majors are welcome to apply, but in particular, students with interests in computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering are encouraged to apply.