Aditya Sreekumar

DARPA Tactical Expandable Maritime Platform

Advisors : Dr. Vijay Kumar and Dr. Mark Yim


The aim of this project is to develop robotic modules which are capable of forming random goal structures autonomously. The goal structure will be specified by the user, but all other aspects such as docking algorithm, motion planning, selection of modules, etc. must be done autonomously.

Personal Objectives

I was working on the software end of this project. My focus was on Matlab simulations and control system implementation.

  • Developed a Matlab based simulation environment for :-
    • Testing the SWARM algorithm for goal structure formation
    • Testing control system behaviour with water dynamics
  • Implemeted station keeping on a single robotic module using PID control (C++ code)