• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • J. Mike Walker '66 Professor
  • Director, Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems
Srikanth Saripalli

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Southern California
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Southern California
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Autonomous Vehicles, Unmanned Systems, Aerial Vehicles, Vision based Control, Guidance, Navigation and Control

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 AIAA Associate Fellow
  • 2010 Senior undergraduate design course that I taught in 2010 won the first prize in NASA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concept-Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition
  • 2010 1st Prize in MoonTasks Competition
  • 2008 NASA Group Achievement Award: For outstanding contributions to the development and operation of the Aerobot Testbed in support of proposed NASA Titan Mission

Selected Publications

  • Y Lin, S Saripalli, "Sampling-Based Path Planning for UAV Collision Avoidance," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • AK Singh, KM Krishna, S Saripalli, "Planning non-holonomic stable trajectories on uneven terrain through non-linear time scaling," Autonomous Robots 40 (8), 1419-1440
  • S Saripalli, JF Montgomery, GS Sukhatme, "Visually guided landing of an unmanned aerial vehicle," IEEE transactions on robotics and automation 19 (3), 371-380
  • L Mejias, S Saripalli, P Campoy, GS Sukhatme," Visual servoing of an autonomous helicopter in urban areas using feature tracking," Journal of Field Robotics 23 (3-4), 185-199
  • J Pestana, JL Sanchez-Lopez, S Saripalli, P Campoy," Computer vision based general object following for gps-denied multirotor unmanned vehicles," American Control Conference (ACC), 2014, 1886-1891