Hi !

My name is Nikhil Chavan-Dafle. I am a PhD candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a member of Manipulation and Mechanisms Lab.

I am interested in dexterous robotic manipulation and its applications to industrial manufacturing and assembly automation. I am enabling robots to reason about an effective use of gravity, dynamic arm motions, and environment around them for in-hand manipulation, as we humans often do.
 
Here are some snippets of my work recently in the news.
 
RSS 2018 Best Student Paper award - 
 
 
on TechCrunch homepage -
 
 
on MIT homepage -