Kshitij Tiwari, Ph.D.

Hi! This is Kshitij Tiwari.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mobile Robotics

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About Me

Hi! This is Kshitij Tiwari. I am a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Perception Engineering Group, Department of EEA, University of Oulu, Finland. I received my Ph.D. from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (JAIST), Japan in 2018. I also obtained a M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence with a special focus in Intelligent Robotics from the University of Edinburgh (2014) and a B.Engg. in Electronics & Communication from the University of Hong Kong (2013).

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Research Interests

As a research scholar, within the realm of mobile robotics, I am more specifically interested in enhancing the autonomy and resilience of mobile robots operating under resource constraints. To this end, I broadly work under three research pillars: operational range estimation, biomimetic whiskers and unconventional sensing.

Operational Range Estimation

As most robots these days operate on batteries, it is crucial to careful monitor the residual energy and plan the mission accordingly to avoid complete immobilization by estimating the operational range. How far can the robot go given it's residual battery capacity?

Biomimetic Whiskers

Cameras have become the go-to solution when it comes to navigation with mobile robots. In Nature, rats however, are able to use their whiskers to safely navigate through dark and damp conditions despite coarse eyesight. Can we make biomimetic rat whisker for touch-based navigation?

Unconventional Sensors

Aside from biomimetic whiskers I am also interested in design and development of unconventional sensors with a small form factor suited to mobile robots yet capable of solving critical tasks like vital sign detection and environmental monitoring.

Teaching

Guest Lecture

I love teaching UG/PG students about the various facets of mobile robotics and making them aware about the practical challenges we face when deploying the robots out in the field.

On Demand YouTube Lectures

Of late, I have also started sharing my knowledge through my YouTube channel where I teach budding scholars about Robotics, Research and Academia.