Vinayak Jagtap is a Ph.D. student in Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute(WPI). Vinayak received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University in 2006. After working in software industry for 7 years, he completed his Masters of Science in Robotics Engineering from WPI in May 2015. In spring and summer of 2016, he completed an internship at iRobot Inc. working on characterizing RF-based sensors for outdoor localization. Vinayak's areas of interest include Multi-robot / distributed systems and motion planning and control of humanoid robots.