Naveena Pandillapally is a Master’s student in Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Offroad Robotics.  She is co-supervised by Joshua Marshall and Brian Surgenor. She completed her B.A.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, minoring in Robotics and Mechatronics in 2016 at the University of Toronto. She continued her education to receive a major in Computer Science in 2017. During her education, Naveena worked on projects to create an autonomous smoke detecting rover, a pre-fall alarm system for the elderly at North York General Hospital, and also performed a comparative analysis of in-air hand gestures as part of her Human-Computer Interaction courses. She also has over two years of experience working as one of the technical specialists at General Electric’s motor and generator service shop.

Naveena’s research involves designing a novel mobility control system for semi-autonomous rovers, specifically focusing on the human-robot interaction aspect and its applications in rescue robotics.


Offroad Robotics
Queen’s University
Jackson Hall, Room 112
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

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TA Courses

  • MECH 350 – Automatic Controls (Winter 2019)
  • MECH 217 – Measurement in Mechatronics (Fall 2018)