Hi, I am Akshay!
I am a Spring 2019 Masters in Robotics Engineering graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA. I have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering (Spring 2017) from Malaviya National Institute Of Technology Jaipur, India
I am an incoming Robotics Software Engineer at Modbot, San Fracisco, CA
My current work involves robotics software stack development in C++ and Python for modular industrial manipulator arms. My recent work has involved developing algorithms for robot control, dynamics, collision detection, system modeling and identification and robot simulation. I have experience in robot performance testing and performance enhancement as well.
I have been a senior member of ZINE, the robotics and research group of Malaviya National Institute Of Technology Jaipur, India; I was involved in several robotics research projects there. I also mentored juniors for robotics competitions and organised several workshops and delivered lectures on topics like Integrated Circuits and Microcontrollers, Ethical Hacking and Sensors to more than 600 students.
These blogs are more of a collection of my personal learnings/understandings assimilated from various other websites, courses, projects and experience and less of polished blogs or tutorials!
But, hey if I do anyone any good with these, I don't mind! You can hit me up to talk more about them!
Simulataneous Localization and Mapping - An Introduction
SLAM for robot navigation is one of the most challenging concepts of robotics to understand and implement with deterministic nature... READ MORE
June 15, 2019 ⏲ 10 mins Level: Beginner
Motion Planning in Robotics - Yet Another Introduction!
Making a robot go where one wants to - be it a manipulator arm or a mobile robot or a different kind is of utmost importance in robotics... READ MORE
June 25, 2019 ⏲ 15 mins Level: Intermediate
Sampling-based Motion Planning
While robotic systems are continuously evolving in control and performance, motion planning is yet governed by sampling-based algorithms that ... READ MORE
July 6, 2019 ⏲ 15 mins Level: Intermediate
Robot Operating System (ROS) - Command Line Tools
ROS is an opensource middleware framework providing seamless interaction between software-software and hardware-software components of robots. With features like ...READ MORE
July 21, 2019 ⏲ 12 mins Level: Intermediate
Coverage Problems in Mobile Robots
Mobile robots find major applications in warehouse management, indoor/outdoor goods transporation tasks ... READ MORE
June 25, 2019 ⏲ 12 mins Level: Intermediate
Visual SLAM - An Introduction
Visual SLAM is the most researched topic in all of SLAM technology today. Visual sensing has made feature extraction extremely easy ... READ MORE
June 25, 2019 ⏲ 8 mins Level: Beginner
CMake Meta Build System
CMake is a cross-platform system designed to create projects. It is not a direct build system, but a meta build system that uses a script called
July 14, 2019 ⏲ 12 mins Level: Intermediate
Commmon Algorithms from the STL Library in C++
The Standard Template Library is heavily underutilized. We need to learn more about what already exists such that we don't reinvent the wheel ... READ MORE
June 25, 2019 ⏲ 10 mins Level: Beginner
Smart Pointers - The non-nerdy version
Mobile robots find major applications in warehouse management, indoor/outdoor goods transporation tasks. ... COMING SOON
May 25, 2019 ⏲ 15 mins Level: Beginner
The Oblivious Gems Of San Francisco
The unique, not so famous places and things to do in San Francisco that you might not find in every blog out there! ... COMING SOON
How Was My Grad School?!
Masters in Robotics Engineering at WPI - roller coaster ride that gave some hopes, some disappointments and lots of lessons in between! ... COMING SOON