Sahit Chintalapudi

Hi, I'm Sahit! I build intelligent robots.

I am a first year Ph. D student at MIT in the Learning and Intelligent Systems Lab, supervised by Dr. Leslie Pack Kaelbing and Dr. Tomas Lozano-Perez. My interests span Motion Planning, Control, Reinforcement Learning, Imitation Learning, and Manipulation. This summer, I had the chance to intern as a Research Engineer at DeepMind, where I worked on curricula generation for manipulators as part of the robotics lab.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where I studied Computer Science with concentrations in Intelligence and Theory. While at Georgia Tech I was an undergraduate research assistant in the Robot Learning Lab, directed by Dr. Byron Boots. My research focused on Model-Predictive Control and online motion planning. I also had the chance to take part in some amazing student organizations. I gave weekly lectures for The Agency, Georgia Tech's Machine Learning research club for undergraduates and was a software lead for RoboJackets, Georgia Tech's competitive robotics team.

Previously, I studied footstep planning for humanoid robots with the Search Based Planning Lab at Carnegie Mellon University as a part of the Robotics Institute Summer Scholars program. I was also an intern in the Human-Centered Robots Lab at the University of Washington where I developed controllers for mobile manipulators.

When I'm not playing with robots, I like to read, listen to music, shoot photos, boulder, and play tennis/squash/ping pong.