Srikanth Saripalli is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Southern California in 2007 and 2002, respectively, and the B.E. (Hons) degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, India, in 1999.He is a Roboticist with research interests in unmanned systems. His research focuses on robotic systems: particularly in air and ground vehicles and necessary foundations in perception, planning and control for this domain.