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Department of Electrical Engineering
Aakash Sinha
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
School of Engineering
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Education Details
MS Robotics, Carnegie Mellon Univ; BE EE, Delhi College of Engg; Certification in Entrepreneurship, Stanford Business School
Professional Experience
Research Scientist Lockheed Martin, Chief Intelligent Vehicles Eng. iRobot, Founder Omnipresent Tech
Research Interests
Robots , Drones, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Driverless Cars
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Research and development of Ro-boat: an autonomous river cleaning robot. Aakash Sinha ; Prashant Bhardwaj ; Bipul Vaibhav ; Noor Mohommad. Proc. SPIE 9025, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXXI: Algorithms and Techniques, 90250Q (February 3, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.203789

Rgator: A Low-cost Multi-utility Autonomous Vehicle with Adaptive Sweep LIDAR System. In Proceedings of the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems Asia Pacific. Melbourne, Australia, October 2007. -SimUGV: a general purpose simulator for analyzing energy dynamics and locomotion for unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), A. K. Sinha, PercepTek, Inc.; J. Vashishtha, Colorado School of Mines – Proceedings of SPIE Volume 6228-22 “Defense and Security Symposium ”, Orlando, 2006.

Intelligent Vehicles Safety Technologies 1 –DARPA Grand Challenge 2005, Technical Papers of selected finalists Grand Challenge’05. -Energy Driven Design Choices for Unmanned Ground Vehicles –- Proceedings of SPIE Volume 6006, "Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXIII: Algorithms, Techniques and Active Vision", Boston, Oct 2005

Effective Design Choices for Skid Steering Unmanned Ground Vehicles –- Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5609, "Mobile Robots XVII" , Philadelphia ,Oct 2004 -Analytical Model for maximizing Performance of a Six Wheeled Skid Steering Robotic Vehicle ,Master’s Thesis Report , CMU Robotics Institute , Pittsburgh, Sept 2003

UGCV Design Analysis Simulator Tool, CMU, National Robotics Engg. Consortium, Tech Report, Aug 2003 -An extended smart utilization medium access control (ESU-MAC) protocol for ad-hoc wireless systems - art. no. 62480S Jun 2006 • Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

National and International Recognition:
  • DST-Lockheed Martin-Stanford Innovation (IIGP) Gold Medal Winner 2013
  • MIT TR 35, 2013 ( top innovators under the age of 35)
  • US Defense, DARPA Robotics Grand Challenge 2005 finalist Medal
  • Invited Robotics Institute Seminar Speaker, 2013, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Invited Speaker, Tedx talk “Robots for India”
  • Invited Speaker, Global India Business Meeting, Liverpool, 2014
  • CNN India Positive Award 2013
  • Enterprise Asia Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012
  • iRobot, outstanding employee Rock Award 2007
  • Bhart Gaurv Innovator Award, given by Union Minister
  • Outstanding Contribution in Sc. and Tech. award, All Journalist Association , India , 2010
Executive Summary:
Serial Innovator and Researcher in Robotics for Mass Impact

Aakash Sinha is CEO and founder of Omnipresent Robot Tech. Pvt. Ltd. Aakash has developed several robots for industry robots including: Robotic Boats, mini drones, bomb disposal robots and Space robots. Robots developed by Aakash were displayed by DRDO at the Def Exp and Aero India Exhibitions. ISRO Chandrayaan-2 mission is also using navigation and perception software developed by Aakash. Earlier, Aakash lead the team at iRobot Corp that supplied over 3000 robots to US army. He was awarded DARPA Robotics Grand Challenge medal by US Dept. of Defense . Aakash holds a master’s degree in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University under the guidance of Dr. Raj Reddy.
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