I am a Research Scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR). The goal of my research is to enable robots with the ability to intelligently move (navigate) and do useful things (manipulate) in everyday environments (real world constraints).
These research goals manifest as challenges across the robotics stack ranging from estimation to planning. To tackle them I often employ tools such as optimization and factor graphs, and sensor modalities like vision and tactile. I also focus on developing 'structured' techniques that can leverage modern machine learning in a way that adds value over traditional robotics methods towards practical robot learning (data efficient, generalizable, interpretable).