Conference Publications:
Title: Extrinsic Dexterity: In-Hand Manipulation with External Forces
Authors: Nikhil Chavan Dafle, Alberto Rodriguez, Robert Paolini, Bowei Tang, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, 
Michael Erdmann, Matthew T. Mason, Ivan Lundberg, Harald Staab and Thomas Fuhlbrigge
(International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2014, HongKong)
Video [YouTube] (Finalist for Best Research Video Award - ICRA 2014)
Title: A Two-Phase Gripper to Reorient and Grasp
Authors: Nikhil Chavan Dafle, Matthew T. Mason, Harald Staab and Gregory Rossano, Alberto Rodriguez
(International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Received IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's Travel Award
Patent Application [pdf] (Patent Issued)
Title: Prehensile Pushing: In-hand Manipulation with Push-Primitives
Authors: Nikhil Chavan Dafle and Alberto Rodriguez
(International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015, Hamburg, Germany)
Received US National Science Foundation Travel Award
Title: Experimental Validation of Contact Dynamics for In-Hand Manipulation
Authors: Roman Kolbert, Nikhil Chavan Dafle and Alberto Rodriguez
(International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, ISER 2016, Tokyo, Japan)
Title: Sampling-based Planning for In-hand Manipulations with External Pushes
Authors: Nikhil Chavan Dafle and Alberto Rodriguez
(International Symposium on Robotics Research, ISRR 2017, Puerto Varas, Chile)
Title: Stable Prehensile Pushing : In-hand Manipulation with Alternating Sticking Contacts
Authors: Nikhil Chavan Dafle and Alberto Rodriguez
(Accepted to International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018, Brisbane, Australia)
Journal Publications:
Mechanics of In-Hand Manipulation using Extrinsic Dexterity​ (Work in Progress)
Workshop Presentations:
  • Experimental Validation of Contact Dynamics for In-Hand Manipulation, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Stockholm,Sweden. May 2016
  • Prehensile Pushing: In-hand Manipulation using Push-Primitives, New England Manipulation Symposium 2015, Northeastern University, Boston, USA. May 2015
  • Extrinsic Dexterity: Object Manipulation using External Forces, New England Manipulation Symposium 2014, Columbia University, New York, USA . May 2014
  • Smart Materials: Scope for Design, Mind-Spark'10, a national level science and technology festival  at College of Engineering Pune, India. October 2010
  • Design for Manufacturability and Assembly, Vision'10, a national level technical symposium at Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India. March 2010