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.
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 is 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 and even nail them to the roof. 
  • The project involves application of Mechanical Design, Embedded Control and Path Planning skills
Automated Chemical Processing System          
June 2012 – August 2012   @   Nisha Metal Industries, Kolhapur
  • Automated a chemical post-processing of aluminum utensils. 
  • Variable speed roller-conveyor, separate stations for chemical washing, clean water washing and drying processes are made.
Design and Development of Patient Transfer Mechanism       
January 2012 – June 2012    @   Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Designed a movable fork lift like mechanism which slides into the corrugations of custom designed air mattress to lift a human off the bed
  • Using this mechanism a single operator can carry and transfer a hospital patient  to different places like Operation Theaters or to different bed.
Thermo-Mechanical characterisation of NiTi Shape Memory Alloys         
June 2011 – August 2011   @   Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and EBSD image analysis of NiTi alloys were performed.
  • Simulation of material grain orientation flow under deformation was developed using MATLAB.
Canoe Handling Mechanism           
January 2010 – May 2010   @   College Of Engineering Pune
  • Designed a mechanism for the boat club of my college to transfer a canoe from the storage room to the river bank. 
  • Designed mechanical linkages and structures with appropriate motors, power drives and transmission. 
  • Devised a sequential control system using ladder logic for a PLC to automate the canoe handling mechanism.