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|File:Bhargav Gajjar with US Navy's 1913 ADS (cropped).jpg|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
University of Central Florida
Maharaja Sayajirao University
|Fields||Astronautics Aeronautics Military robots Control Theory Mechatronics Deep-sea exploration Space research Medical robotics|
|Institutions||Vishwa Robotics MIT Media Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology Florida Space Institute Kennedy Space Center|
Bhargav Gajjar (Gujarati:ભાગૅવ ગજજર) is an American robotics scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of bioinspired robotics company Vishwa Robotics. He studied theoretical physics and mechanical engineering focused on robotics mechanisms at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and aerospace engineering, electrical engineering and robotics at University of Central Florida and MIT.[MIT website]
Career[edit | edit source]
He is best known for assisting USAF in developing one of the first man-made, avian inspired, drones called MAVs that can fly and actively grasp and perch on a tree branch and perform local ground mobility on roof tops, post landing for tactical perch and stare missions. The core technology in the artificial hawk was integrated into the MAV in place of a traditional roll out landing gear and was developed directly by copying the musculoskeletal anatomy of biological sparrow hawk (American kestrel) claws.
As of 2014, he was focused on developing an anthropomorphic underwater robotic grasper for US Navy's Atmospheric Diving Suits (ADS) and Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV). He is the president of bioinspired robotics company Vishwa Robotics and his research has been funded by all the branches of United States Department of Defense as well as DARPA and numerous national and international private commercial businesses.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Armada international Drones Compendium July 2014-Post Afghanistan era, pages 8–9".
- Ackerman, Evan (28 January 2014). "Perching AR Drone Can Watch You Forever". IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News.
- "National Geographic: Robot Hands could Revolutionize Deep Diving".
- "El Mundo: Así será la mano robótica sumergible".
- "The Economist: Grasping at Claws".
- "Scientific American: Lending a Robotic Helping Hand in Extreme Environment".
- Ackerman, Evan "Perching Drone can watch you forever", IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering and Science News, 28th January, 2014
- Lombardi, Micheal"Robot Hands could Revolutionize Deep Diving" National Geographic.
- "El Mundo "será la mano robótica sumergible".
- Hambling, David "Grasping at Claws" The Economist.
- Lombardi, Micheal "Lending a Robotic Helping Hand in Extreme Environment" Scientific American.
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