Fine, I’ll admit it. I am Rama Prashanth ,
I’m an Engineer pursuing to conceive free will in robots.
I’m possibly the most positive person on the face of Earth. I love building things and you can always find me working on a challenging idea. My pursuit of happ’y’ness is for people to interact, feel happy, one with and trustworthy with technology in their hands. The addictive adrenaline rush you get when the product you build enables others’ lives is what drives me.
Moreover, I’m an adventurer in constant pursuit of finding out who I am. My core quality is I’m a quick and passionate learner. I have become engrossed with the idea “Learn as if you were to live forever” and this is the fuel that keeps our torch of life burning. Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have learned so much and met awesome gem of people leading me to realize that passion is highly inflammable.
Below are some of my skills, and I'm always looking to learn more.
Significant research experience in Computer Vision with focus on Object Detection, Tracking and Recognition, MultiView Geometry, 3D Computer Vision, SfM/SLAM and Autonomous Navigation. Worked on large-scale datasets to build accurate & scalable Computer Vision algorithms and Perception systems.
Involved in research projects to create new models, new training methods in areas such as deep generative models, adversarial learning, active learning, reinforcement learning and unsupervised learning as well as drive systems innovations for model efficiency advancement.
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
My research experiences involve various applications involving the Control, Modeling and Path Planning for Autonomous Robots. I also have worked on projects with Reinforcement Learning and Rehabilitation Robotics.
Over the past, I've had 4+ years of extensive experience with Python in the course of my prior work experiences, research, class and personal projects.
Most of the projects that I have worked on related to Computer Vision and Robotics, I have been programming in C/C++ for over 3+ years.
Developed Mobile as well as Web applications with dedicated backend server systems and heavy focus throughout on high scalability, continuous integration, delivery and deployment for over 5+ years now.
A short summary of my journey so far..
May 2020 - Dec 2020
Improved the 3D reconstruction reliably using Bundle Adjustment and Evaluated MGM against SGM variant to improve the density of stereo disparity maps.
Aug 2020 - Dec 2020
GAMMA Research Group
Spearheading the research to incorporate emotional intelligence in the navigation pipeline for social robots by fusing multi-sensor data using reinforcement learning.
Taught and trained ~20 high school students to build a boiler-plate AI algorithm for hand gestures mimicking with the NAO robot.
Mar - Sep 2019
Perception & Robotics Group
Worked on 3D dense object recognition and tracking revolving around real-time physical task execution using the Baxter robot.
2014 - 2018
Conceived the key technologies that formed the backbone of the customer app and in-house products for the seamless supply chain operations.
2009 - 2013
College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University
Bachelors in Electronics & Communication
My interests revolved around Computer Architecture, Signal Processing and Medical Electronics. I was also the Organizing Secretary of the department and Marketing Head of the College's Tech Forum.