Hi !

Welcome to my webpage !

My name is Nikhil Chavan-Dafle. I am a PhD candidate at  Mechanical Engineering department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a research assistant at Mechanisms and Manipulation Lab.
I am interested in dexterous robotic manipulation and its applications for assembly automation. I want to enable robots to reason about an effective use of gravity, dynamic arm motions and  the environment around them for in-hand manipulation, as we humans often do.
Here are some snippets of my work recently covered by TechCrunch and MIT News.

I will be happy to hear your thoughts on my current and past research work :)