I am a Research Assistant at Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.
I am interested in robot perception, computer vision and applications of machine learning in these fields. Minimizing the risk to human lives by deploying robots in disaster environments and making robust autonomous systems to help in search, rescue and relief operations is the major motivation behind my research. I believe that robotics can revolutionize the way these operations are planned and conducted. A team of coordinated autonomous vehicles can be deployed in such dangerous situations, which will increase the efficiency of search and rescue opearations and help in saving more lives.
I have completed my Undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, in the spring of 2016. For my Bachelor’s thesis, I have worked on development of autonomy for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, specifically designing its perceptive, control and planning units. I have also worked on the implementation of neural networks for image recognition.
As a part of the Robotics Institute Summer Scholar (RISS) cohort, I worked under the guidance of Mr. Kumar Shaurya Shankar and Prof. Nathan Michael on “Dense 3D reconstruction of Real Environments and Extrinsic Calibration of multi-modal Sensors“. Continuing my work under their guidance, I am currently working on rapid pose estimation and localization of a monocular camera in known environments.
I am also a hobbyist musician, a sketch artist and I believe that time travel is possible.