Karan is PhD candidate in the Mechanical Engineering department. His research theme is extending flight time of multirotors via novel concepts and design. His projects involve a combination of mechanical/electrical design, state estimation, disturbance rejection and sensor fusion. Here are some short videos that highlight the ideas — Flying batteries; Staging energy sources; Docking using vision
He did his undergrad in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, with a minor in Systems and Control Engineering.