Jaydev P. Desai

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Jaydev P. Desai
Nationality Indian
Fields Robotics
Institutions University of Maryland, College Park
Drexel University
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Doctoral advisor Vijay Kumar

Jaydev P. Desai is an Indian roboticist and a Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is known for his research in robotic surgery and the control and coordination of multi-robot formations.[1][2]


Jaydev Desai received his B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 1993 and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics also from UPenn in 1995 and 1998, respectively. His thesis "Motion Planning and Control of Cooperative Robotic Systems" was advised by Vijay Kumar.[3]

Jaydev Desai spent 1998–1999 as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University under Robert Howe, and as an assistant and associate professor at Drexel University before joining the University of Maryland, College Park as an associate professor in 2006.


  1. ^ Desai, J.P.; Ostrowski, J.P.; Kumar, V. (2001). "Modeling and control of formations of nonholonomic mobile robots". Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on 17 (6): 905–908. doi:10.1109/70.976023. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  2. ^ Desai, J.P.; Ostrowski, J.; Kumar, V. (1998). "Controlling formations of multiple mobile robots". Robotics and Automation, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE International Conference on. 
  3. ^ Desai, J.P. (1998). "Motion planning and control of cooperative robotic systems". Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 

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