Ruixiang Du

I am a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and working in the Systems and Robot Control Laboratory (SRCL) under supervision of Professor Raghvendra V. Cowlagi. I have general interests in robotics, real-time and embedded systems. My current research focus is on the control and motion planning of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in cluttered and dynamic environments.

I received my Master’s degree in Robotics Engineering from WPI in May, 2013. And I spent about one and a half years working on the DARPA Robotics Challenge with Professor Taskin Padir. Our Team WPI-CMU ranked 7th out of 23 competing teams in the DRC Finals.