Hi !

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

I am interested in dexterous robotic manipulation and its applications for assembly automation. I am enabling 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 in the news.
RSS 2018 Best Student Paper award - 
on TechCrunch homepage -
on MIT homepage -