Dr. Vinod Gehlot received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Fl, and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently, he is an Assistant Research Engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at TAMU. As a researcher, he is passionate about dynamical systems, control theory, and multi-agent robotics. Before pursuing his doctorate, he worked at the Eagle Flight Research Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he designed and developed the hardware, software, and algorithms for the autonomous flight control of aerial robotic vehicles with highly articulated rotors. As an inventor, Dr. Gehlot holds two issued patents on mechanical mechanisms for the counter-rotation of axial compressors in gas turbine engines. Besides his academic endeavors, Dr. Gehlot also has extensive experience in the development of high performance embedded hardware and software, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for the test and development of advanced control and sensor fusion algorithms.