Pratheek Manjunath

Mr. Pratheek Manjunath

Deputy Director, Robotics Research Center

Assistant Professor


Mr. Pratheek Manjunath is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Deputy Director of the Robotics Research Center. One of the three founding members of the RRC, he was instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Academy's newest research center. As a roboticist, he has conducted and managed projects across the DoD, academia, and industry, at Technology Readiness Levels 3 to 6. Mr. Manjunath is a recipient of the Peter Zhu Scholastic Achievement Award for conducting and enabling research at the Academy. The department of EECS recognized his excellence in teaching with the 2021 William Lane Award. He has been featured in press releases and articles on autonomous systems published by the Army. He has co-authored 15 scientific peer-reviewed papers. Mr. Manjunath is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is an enthusiastic aviator and a proponent of STEM education.

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