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Ocean, air & space Robotics & autonomy

The study and advancement of fault tolerant systems, spacecraft formation flying, proximity navigation, autonomous planning and scheduling, and reconfigurable robotics are part of the sub-theme. Futuristic topics on programmable matter or swarm intelligence are also included in this research stream.

Marine related activities of this sub-theme involves hydrodynamic study of bio-inspired robotic fish swimming, stability and manoeuvrability analysis of AUVs, robotic fish swimming in schooling modelling, rigid/flexible fins driven fish propulsion fluid mechanism and wake studies.

Recent focus is on the energy efficient propulsion of UUVs using biomimetic and renewable energy concepts.