I am a graduate student in Robotics, Systems and Controls program at ETH Zurich. My research interests lie in designing learning-based systems for navigation and manipulation in unknown environments.

I graduated from IIT Kanpur in May 2018 with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. In the summer of 2017, I worked with Prof. Wolfram Burgard on predicting landing sites from aerial images. During my undergraduate program, I co-founded the AUV team for marine robotics and worked on various mecahnical, electrical and software aspects of the project.

Apart from my academic engagements, I enjoy playing lawn tennis, swimming and trying out new cuisines! In my spare time, I often end up procrastinating on GitHub or reading about new hardware.


Sep 6, 2018 Our paper on ‘Vision-based Autonomous Landing in Catastrophe-Struck Environments’ is accepted for IROS’18 Workshop on Vision-based Drones: What’s Next?
Jun 28, 2018 Received ‘SIIC Student Innovation Award’ and ‘Sri. Binay Kumar Memorial Award’ at 51st Convocation, IIT Kanpur for my work on design and development of autonomous underwater vehicle
Apr 12, 2018 Awarded Science and Technology Excellence Award at IIT Kanpur
Dec 20, 2017 Co-Organizing the course Autonomous Navigation at IIT Kanpur
May 5, 2017 Working in this summer with Prof. Wolfram Burgard and Abhinav Valada


other relevant projects

  • Survey on Variational Autoencoders for Bayesian Inference (report)
  • Visual Odometry using careful Feature Selection and Tracking (report, code)
  • MATLAB based GUI for Motion Planning (code)
  • Failure Handling in Swarm of Quadrotors (report)


  • (Winter 2017: TA, guest lecturer): AE640A: Autonomous Navigation with Mangal Kothari

    • preparing course materials and assignments
    • guest lecturer on system integration using ROS (slides), robot simulation using Gazebo (slides), mathematical foundation for Robotics (slides), and non-parametric filters for localization


  • (Summer 2018): Introduction to Robot Operating System (slides, tutorial, post)
  • (Fall 2016): Sensors and Actuators (slides)
  • (Fall 2016): Introduction to Robotics (slides)