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SCS Alum Uses Robotics To Address Global Problems One Drone at a Time

CMU School of Computer Science

Imagine flying a small, robotic aircraft from goal post to goal post on an American football field. Now, repeat the flight 470 more times, and you'll match the record-setting 32-mile autonomous drone flight recorded by Aakash Sinha's industry-leading startup based in New Delhi. "It's only the beginning," said Sinha, a 2003 School of Computer Science graduate with a master's degree in robotics. "I'm super excited about how drones can change things, not just here in India but globally." From delivering vaccines in hard-to-reach areas to limiting fossil fuel leaks in expansive pipelines, the possibilities for positive change are endless.