I am a PhD candidate in robotics at Cornell University. My advisor is Prof. Hadas Kress-Gazit and I am part of the Verifiable Robotics Research Group. I completed my Bachelor's and Master's degree in Aerospace Engg. from IIT Bombay (Mumbai, India) in 2019.
I love to work on the unsolved problems in the domain of autonomy, minimal field robotics, motion planning, and learning. Currently, I am working on making simple, robust, and reliable swarm robots that achieve task completion with minimal information and restricted individual capabilities. In addition to this, I am collaborating with Cohen Group, Apsel Lab and Laboratory for Molecular engineering to synthesis autonomous micron-scale morphing robots for encapsulating biological systems. These tiny robots would have the ability to be injected into the patient and stop the tumors in their tracks when surgery is not an option.
In my free time I like to go hiking or read a sci-fi novel. I have served as a chief editor for the first ever department newsletter Lift-off of Aerospace Dept. at IIT Bombay. We have covered diverse issues of importance to the Aerospace industry and published what is hoped would be an interesting read.