Project Portrait

About Me

Hi, my name is Robbie Tacescu, and I am a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying computer science. From a young age, I’ve been fascinated by the magic of computers and the wonders we are able to achieve with them. I strive to expand my knowledge and contribute to the community through research in the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence. Read More



Multicopters have a wide range of applications, from surveillance to package delivery and medical support. The goal of Safecopter, a project I started in high school, is to develop a modular collision detection and avoidance system based on an array of 3D cameras that would make flying a multicopter in autonomous or tele-operated mode completely safe and responsive to the changing environment. This project has garnered international recognition. Read More