Emmanuel Sunil


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Emmanuel Sunil

Position: Trainee  Unit: Alumni Bülthoff

Emmanuel is a trainee at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, in the department of Human Perception, Cognition and Action. He is working on the application of haptics to aid non-expert pilots fly a personal aerial vehicle, as part of the myCopter project ( He is an MSc student of Aerospace Engineering, with a specialization in Control and Simulation, at TU Delft in the Netherlands.


Prior to working at the Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Emmanuel was a volunteer at the formula student racing team in Delft, DUT racing ( He helped to develop the torque vectoring system (active yaw control) for the DUT12 four wheel drive electric race car. Emmanuel was also a member of SSVOBB, a student society which builds and maintains aircraft.


Emmanuel comes from India and was born in December 1989. Before starting university, he followed the Cambridge International Examination’s IGSCE and A-Level courses. Emmanuel holds a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from TU Delft (2011). For his bachelor thesis, he designed, along with nine other students, a UAV capable of flying through severe weather conditions to perform meteorological research as well as search and rescue missions. His focus lay on the design of the UAV’s flight control system.


Emmanuel is supervised by Dr. ir. Frank Nieuwenhuizen and will be performing an internship at the institute till the end of October 2012.

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Last updated: Monday, 22.05.2017