Pushkal Katara

Pushkal Katara

MS in Robotics (MSR)

Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

About Me

Hi there! I am excited about building intelligent robots which can see, reason, talk and act like humans. I am currently a second year Master’s student at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University working with Prof. Katerina Fragkiadaki on 3D Perception and Robotics.

Prior to joining CMU, I was working with Prof. Madhava Krishna at Robotics Research Center, IIIT-Hyderabad on self-supervised control generation for image-based visual navigation. I also worked as a Machine Learning Engineer at Clutterbot building perception and navigation system for home robots.

In my undergrad, I contributed to JdeRobot through the Google Summer of Code working under guidance of Prof. Jose Maria Canas Plaza building finite-state automata library. I also lead the software team at SRMAUV building autonomous underwater vehicles.

Apart from work, I love to go on hikes, listening to music and playing musical instruments. Feel free to connect with me at pkatara@andrew.cmu.edu.

  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning
  • EmbodiedAI
  • Master's in Robotics, 2022 - 2024

    Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  • B.Tech in CSE, 2016 - 2020

    SRM University, Chennai