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Rohan Thakker


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 107-101

Pasadena, CA 91101


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347T - Aerial Mobility

Rohan Thakker

Robotics Technologist


[2016] M.S. in Robotic Systems Development from Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Worked with Dr. Siddhartha Srinivasa and Dr. Koushil Shreenath

[2014] B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India. Worked with Dr. Shital Chiddarwar

Professional Experience

[March 2017-Current] Robotics Technologist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) / CalTech

[Summer 2016] Intern at Qualcomm Research Philadelphia (QRP; Formerly KMel Robotics)

[2014-2015] R&D Engineer at Systemantics Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India

[Summer 2013] Research Intern with Dr. Howie Choset at Biorobotics Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

[Summer 2012] Research Intern with Dr. C. Amarnath at Indian Insititue of Technology Bombay

Research Interests

I am interested in developing algorithms/robotic systems that tightly couple motion planning, controls/estimation and computer vision together.