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).

Prior to joining FAIR, I received a Ph.D. in Robotics from Georgia Tech where I was advised by Byron Boots and was part of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. During my Ph.D. I interned at NVIDIA Research, Amazon Robotics, and Honda Research Institute.

Email: mukadam DOT mh AT gmail DOT com


[2021/09] Three papers accepted in CoRL 2021.

[2021/07] Two papers accepted in ICCV 2021.

[2021/06] Paper accepted in IROS 2021.

[2021/06] Habitat 2.0 released and press coverage by TechCrunch, CNET, 20minutes, VentureBeat, FBAI blog.

[2021/06] Our learning robot cinematography work presented at ICRA 2021 and press coverage by VentureBeat, CMU, FBAI twitter.

[2021/03] Two papers accepted in ICRA 2021.

[2020/11] Giving an invited talk in Robot Learning Seminar Series at Mila.

[2020/10] Giving an invited talk in IROS 2020 workshop on Geometric Methods for Robot Learning.

[2020/09] Paper accepted in NeurIPS 2020.

[2020/05] Invited paper on RMPflow accepted in T-ASE.

[2020/03] Organizing RSS 2020 workshop on Good Citizens of Robotics Research.

[2020/03] Organizing RSS 2020 workshop on Structured Approaches to Robot Learning.

[2020/03] Paper accepted in L4DC 2020.

[2020/01] Paper accepted in ICRA 2020.

[2019/09] Two papers accepted in CoRL 2019.

[2019/07] Paper accepted in ISRR 2019.

[2019/07] Successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis.

[2019/06] Paper accepted in IROS 2019.

[2019/06] Our paper on GP motion planning won the IJRR Paper of the Year award! Georgia Tech article here.

[2019/05] I will be joining Facebook AI Research (FAIR) as a Research Scientist this fall.

[2019/05] Patent on Autonomous Vehicle Policy Generation published.

[2019/01] Our work on RMPflow was featured on NVIDIA's Blog and GeekWire.

[2019/01] Paper accepted in ICRA 2019.