Nikhil Varma Keetha
MS in Robotics @ The Robotics Institute, CMU • Wander into the unknown 🛣️
Newell-Simon Hall, CMU
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Hello! I’m an MS student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). I have an innate passion for understanding how human perception and navigation works and how we can build real-world deployable autonomous systems with a positive societal impact. In pursuit of this passion, I am very interested in research on Perception, Computer Graphics, Cognitive Neuroscience, and their applications to robotics. At CMU, I’m a part of the AirLab advised by Prof. Sebastian Scherer.
I recently received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India. During my undergrad, I had the pleasure to intern at Mila and QUT Centre for Robotics and was also a 2021 CMU Robotics Institute Summer Scholar.
I’m grateful to have wonderful mentors and collaborators including Sebastian Scherer, Liam Paull, Michael Milford, Sourav Garg, Krishna Murthy, Chen Wang, the GradSLAM community and other awesome researchers!
Apart from research, I’m a huge movie buff and find recreation in cooking, music, anime, and gaming.
|Mar 14, 2023||Tartan Planning Series is now live!|
|Feb 14, 2023||ConceptFusion is public!|
|Feb 2, 2023||Received CMU RI PhD offer for Fall 2023!|
|Nov 1, 2022||Reviewing for CVPR 2023|
|Oct 15, 2022||Reviewed for IEEE ICRA 2023|
|Sep 1, 2022||RoboLaunch reached 13,000 students & viewers worldwide!|
|Jun 1, 2022||Organized the RoboLaunch Initiative at CMU|
|May 30, 2022||Graduated B.Tech with Distinction|
|Apr 11, 2022||Reviewed for ECCV 2022|
|Mar 23, 2022||Reviewed for IEEE IROS 2022|
|Mar 19, 2022||Accepted Fully-funded MS in Robotics offer from CMU!|
|Mar 4, 2022||AirObject accepted to CVPR 2022!|
|Oct 10, 2021||Reviewed for IEEE RA-L & ICRA 2022|
|Sep 27, 2021||Presented HEAPUtil at IROS 2021|
|Aug 10, 2021||Presented RISS Summer Experience as a part of the 2021 RISS Community Seminar Series|
|Jun 14, 2021||HEAPUtil accepted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) and IROS 2021!|
|May 1, 2021||Organizing the Tartan SLAM Series at CMU Robotics Institute|
|Apr 1, 2021||Interning at the AirLab CMU mentored by Dr. Chen Wang and Prof. Sebastian Scherer|
|Mar 25, 2021||Reviewed for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) & IROS 2021|
|Mar 18, 2021||Selected as a CMU Robotics Institute Summer Scholar!|