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Robotic Manipulation and Sampling Group

Sisir Karumanchi
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Education (more>>)
Postdoc, Robotic Mobility Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011-2014.
PhD, Field Robotics, The Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney, Australia, 2010.
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechatronics, University of Sydney, Australia, 2005.

Professional Experience (more>>)
Collaborating Researcher, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012-2014.
Postdoctoral Associate, Robotic Mobility Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011-2014.

Research Interests (more>>)
- robust mobile manipulation in challenging environments.
- inverse and forward planning problems in dexterous robotic systems.
- robust constraint estimation and enforcement in single agent and multi-agent robotic systems.
- guaranteed motion safety for soft hazards (beyond obstacles, e.g. deformable soil, slopes).
- Bayesian inference.

Selected Publications (more>>)

M. Fallon, S. Kuindersma, S. Karumanchi, M. Antone, T. Schneider, H. Dai, C. Perez-D’Arpino, R. Deits, M. DiCicco, D. Fourie, T. Koolen, P. Marion, M. Posa, A. Valenzuela, P. Kuan-Ting Yu, J. A. Shah, K. Iagnemma, R. Tedrake, S. Teller, "An Architecture for Online Affordance-based Perception and Whole-body Planning," Tech Report, MIT-CSAIL-TR-2014-003, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), 2014. (Link)

P. Hebert, J. Ma, J. Borders, A. Aydemir, M. Bajracharya, N. Hudson, K. Shankar, S. Karumanchi, B. Douillard, and J. Burdick, "Supervised remote robot with guided autonomy and teleoperation (surrogate): A framework for whole-body mobile manipulation," International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014. (Link)

S. Karumanchi, K. Iagnemma, and S. Scheding, "Mobility Erosion: High Speed Motion Safety for Mobile Robots Operating in Off-Road Terrain," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013. (Link)

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