Aerospace Controls Laboratory

Spencer Ahrens


sahrens [at] mit [dot] edu


  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2008
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Minor in CS), University of California, Berkeley, 2006

Research Interests

  • Flight in complex and unknown environments, specifically using vision aided estimation for navigation through cluttered
  • GPS denied indoor environments
  • Incorporating image processing, unscented kalman filtering, Rapid Recursing Random Trees, reactive obstacle avoidance, robustness to communication loss, and hybrid commutation and control architecture.