Biography

I am Indian, born and brought up in Mumbai. I received my B. Tech degree in mechanical engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering affiliated to the Mumbai University in 2015. My active involvement with the collegiate robotics club during my undergrad, aspired me to pursue higher education in robotics.

I then moved to Europe and graduated from the Erasmus+ European Masters on Advanced Robotics (EMARO+) with double M.Sc. degrees from the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy and École Centrale de Nantes, France in 2017. For my graduate thesis, I worked on CAD design and optimization of a redundant robotics workcell for automated fiber placement process.

Currently, I am a third year PhD student with iCub Tech at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and Dipartimento di Informatica, Bioingegneria, Robotica e Ingegneria dei Sistemi (DIBRIS) at Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy. My research focuses on mechanism design, parallel kinematics and tendon-driven mechanisms aiming for dexterous manipulation for humanoid robots.

My detailed CV is available here.

In my spare time, I learn and practice swing dancing!


What’s new:

Conference Publication for IEEE/ASME AIM 2020 regarding the collaborative work with IRIM Lab @ KOREATECH.

Interests

  • Robotics
  • Mechanism Theory
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Parallel Kinematics
  • Tendon-Driven Mechanisms
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Optimization Techniques

Education

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering and Robotics, 2021

    Università degli Studi di Genova and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

  • M.Sc. with Erasmus+ European Masters on Advanced Robotics (EMARO+), 2017

    Università degli Studi di Genova and École Centrale de Nantes

  • B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, 2015

    Mumbai University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

IRIM Lab at KOREATECH

Jul 2019 – Oct 2019 Cheonan, South Korea
Concept design and prototyping for a multiple tendon routing mechanism through 1-DOF pronation/supination joint with full decoupling.
 
 
 
 
 

PhD Student Fellow

iCub Tech at IIT

Nov 2017 – Present Genova, Italy
Concept design and development of a new wrist for the iCub humanoid for dexterous manipulation. Responsibilities include:

  • Mechanism Theory
  • CAD Modelling
  • Prototyping
 
 
 
 
 

Master Thesis Intern

CETIM

Feb 2017 – Aug 2017 Nantes, France
Computer-aided design and optimization of a redundant robotic workcell for automated fiber placement process, aiming for increased productivity.

Projects

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Period Abroad

Design of Constant Length Tendon Routing Mechanism through Axial Joint

PhD Project

Robot Design for Dexterous Manipulation.

Master Thesis

Increased Productivity of an Automated Tape Winding System - SPIDE TP Platform

Bachelor Thesis

Design, Fabrication and Control of an Articulated Robotic Arm

Conferences & Schools

Winter School ROBOzen 2020

Poster presentation on robot design for dexterous manipulation.

Summer School PKM 2018

Poster presentation on robot design for dexterous manipulation.

IFToMM MEDER 2018

Conference presentation on Comparison of Workspace Analysis for Different Spherical Parallel Mechanisms.

ASME IDETC/CIE 2018

Conference presentation on Workspace Analysis and the effect of Geometric Parameters on the Parallel Mechanisms of the N-UU Class.

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