(Non-research) Recent Projects

Amazon Robotics Challenge                  
January 2015 – July 2017   --   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • I am a member of Team MIT-Princeton for Amazon Robotics Challenge. I am responsible for developing algorithms for picking and retrieving a desired object from a shelf while considering the constraints in the environment and uncertainty in the pose of the obejct.
  • Team MIT won the stowing task in 2017, stood  3rd in the 2016 and  2nd in 2015.
  • I also participated in hardware design and building system infrastructure and high-level task planner for the first two years of the competition.
CNC Mini Lathe Design               
February 2015 – May 2015  --   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
  • As a part of 2.720 course at MIT, we designed and built a CNC mini lathe with precision of upto 50 microns.
  • The machine generates G code file directly from SolidWorks model and 'turns' the model into reality.
Data-driven Optimization of Manipulation Actions   
November 2013 – December 2013   --   Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning course project at CMU.
  • Used Gaussian process to optimize parameters for dynamic regrasp actions to maximize the probability of success
  • Data from large number of regrasp trials with different parameters and classification as success or failure was used.
Shingling Robot                     
January 2013 – May 2013   --   Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh 
  • Mechatronic Design course project at CMU.
  • Developed an autonomous robot which can carry shingles, follow marking on a roof, place shingles on their planed position.
  • The project involved application of Mechanical Design, Embedded Control and Path Planning skills