Led the 10-member Mechanical sub-system of IITB Mars Rover project
Designed and manufactured rover’s mobility system as well as robotic arm to accomplish various mission
objectives like astronaut assistance, sample collection, equipment servicing and terrain traversing
Paper: A. Rajagopal, P. Bende, S. Yadav, R. Agarwal, A. Sathawane, A. Kshirsagar, M.C. Hemanth, N. Kumar, P.
Gatkine, “Design, Modelling and Control of a 6 Degrees of Freedom Robotic Arm with specific
applications in Planetary Exploration Missions”, 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto,
Canada, 29 September-3 October, 2014 Link
Expedition Report: J. Clarke, J. Held, A. Dahl, N. Wheaton and the Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Expeditioners, "Field Robotics, Astrobiology and Mars Analogue Research on the Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Expedition", Proceedings from the 14th Australian Space Research Conference", 2014 PDF