Vishnu K. Narayanan

I am a post-doctoral researcher at ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Labs. in Kyoto, Japan. I work mainly on perception and control for networked service and social robots in human populated environments.

Until Dec. 2016, I was a Ph.D. student at INRIA Rennes Bretagne Atlantique, with the Lagadic Team. I was advised by Dr. Marie Babel and also worked in close collaboration with Dr. Anne Spalanzani who is with the Chroma team at INRIA Grenoble. I obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from INSA de Rennes.

In 2013 I received a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida, and in 2011 I received a Bachelors's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in India.

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A recent version of my CV can be found here (April 2017).

I work in the broad field of Robotics, and I am specifically interested in developing algorithms that will allow a robot to naturally interact with/assist us human beings in order to accomplish complicated and tedious tasks. Therefore, my long term research goal, in general, is to develop sensing and control strategies that facilitates seamless and adaptive interaction between humans and robots, and apply the said strategies to current real world robots like intelligent vehicles, assistive robots and rehabilitaion robots, that operate in human populated enviroments.

My current research focus is on:

  • Introducing wireless spectral efficiency constraints within networked mobile service robot navigation,
  • Generating appropriate HRI behaviors within social robots (eg. intelligent wheelchairs), that are deployed alongside humans in structured environments like shopping malls,
  • Exploring the question of how top share control among human users and assistive robots.

Keywords: Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Human-Robot Collaboration, Robot Vision, Assistive Robots. .


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