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Purdue Aerial Robotics Team

Designing the future of autonomous flight.

The Purdue Aerial Robotics Team mission is to create an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to compete in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Air Systems (AUVSI SUAS) Competition. This competition will take place in Webster Field, Maryland in 2022. The team consists of Aeromechanical, Electrical, and Software sub-teams.

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Our team takes any student, regardless of major, experience, or class. To join, sign up for our Slack at If you have any questions, please email us at

2021 Team Photo

2021 Team Photo


Matthieu Opdyke

Aerospace Engineering

Team Captain

Eric O'Keefe

Mechanical Engineering

Aeromechanical Lead

Hadi Ahmed

Computer Engineering

Electrical Lead

Diego Montes

Computer Engineering

Software Lead

Andrew Swanback

Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Systems Integration Lead

Charles D'Onofrio

Aerospace Engineering

Sponsorship Lead