I joined the Real Robotics lab at the University of Leeds in January 2022 and was working on a Case Study project to develop a Fire-Fighting UAV case study (Trustworthy Autonomous Systems) on the mechanical modelling and hardware assembly of the UAV and now shifted to Pipebots. Prior to Leeds, I was engaged in a research assignment at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic for a year and a half on Multi-Agent Pathfinding in a cluttered environment. I also have teaching experience of about 7 years in various courses such as Robotics & Mechatronics, Automotive Chassis Engineering, and Automotive Transmission Design to name a few.
I did my PhD from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India on the Design & Development of a Mobile Robotic Platform to collect Pine Needles from Hilly forests which was appreciated by the former President of India and ISRO Chief Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in National Technical Festival 2015 and shortlisted among top ten innovations in India of that year.
My research interests are wheeled mobile robots, aerial robots and legged robots. In pipebots, I will be responsible for providing support on mechanical design, structure, locomotion and investigating different methods of construction and assembly for the robotic platform.