Vishnu Karakkat Narayanan

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Email :
Address : Irisa / Inria Rennes
Campus de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes cedex - France
Tel : +33 2 99 84 25 62
Fax : +33 2 99 84 71 71
Assistant : +33 2 99 84 22 52 (Hélène de La Ruée)


Background and Position

I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. with the Lagadic Team at Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique. My research is particularly focused on 'Sensor-based semi-autonomous navigation with Intelligent Wheelchairs'.
As a student, I am affiliated with Institut National des Sciences Appliquées - INSA de Rennes and I plan to graduate in October 2016.
At Inria Rennes, I am advised by Dr. Marie Babel and I also work in close collaboration with Dr. Anne Spalanzani who is with the E-Motion team at Inria Grenoble.
My research and funding is a part of an Inria large scale initiative named Personally Assisted Living (PAL).

My long term research goal, in general, is to develop perception and control strategies for seamless and adaptive interaction between humans and robots, and apply the said strategies to real world robots deplyed in human enviroments like intelligent vehicles, assistive robots and rehabilitaion robots.

In 2015, I spent 3 months as a Ph.D. intern at the International Center of Excellence on Intelligent Robotics and Automation Research (NTU-iCeiRA), at National Taiwan University.

In 2013, I received a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida at Gainesville, USA, while working at the Center for Intelligent Machines and Robotics (CIMAR).
My research at CIMAR was focussed on vison based obstacle detection for autonomous vehicles, particularly on designing a real time on-road 'vehicle detection and tracking system' based on a monocular camera.

In 2011, I received a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita University at Coimbatore, India.

Research areas

Human-Robot Interaction
Assistive Shared Control
Vision-based Control
Computer Vision and Machine Learning


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