Autonomous Machines Laboratory
Keywords: Learning based Robots, Collaborative Robotics, Energy Efficient Hardware Accelerators, Autonomous Intelligent Machines <We are hiring>
What is the general framework to make any multi-legged robot to navigate different terrains? We are exploring data driven approaches like Deep Reinforcement Learning, to make our pet "Stoch2.0" traipse across our campus and chase away stray dogs. See a video.
How to teach a robot
We suspect it might be easier to teach robots than students (or Faculty!) So we are working with Yaskawa, Japan to explore concepts from meta-learning and imitation learning to teach robots to work in unstructured environments.
Connected Autonomous Mobile Sensors
How do we make mobile Internet of Things, like Drones, that are autonomous, safe & secure, taking advantage of the latest advances in Smart City Communication technologies like 5G?
Can we make reliable low cost pollution sensors? How do we overcome their deficiencies algorithmically? Can we do pollution sensing using traffic cameras?.
Vibration powered Sensor Interface chip
Can we make a completely wireless sensor ASIC for our rockets and satellites? We are exploring multi-modal energy harvesting in combination with back-scattering based communication technologies to achieve this.
India Urban Data Exchange
We have defined the APIs and Data Models to enable data exchange between different IoT systems in Smart Cities. This will enable new smart city applications like correlating traffic and pollution, coordinated emergency response across fire, water board, hospitals and traffic police, etc. More information is here.