Hi! I am Aakash Yadav (legal: “Aakash”), a first year Ph.D. student in the Neuroergonomics Lab at Texas A&M University. I work towards understanding the relationship between robots and humans to improve the combined system performance. The foreseeable future shall give rise to many human-robot interactions. Having an understanding of the neuroergonomics of the interaction will help better design the robot and the system as a whole. Integration of robots in a manner that doesn’t hamper the team’s efficiency is critical. I want to understand both the robot and human behavior and build a trustful relation between the two.

I maintain a list of my publications and research projects under the research tab. To get an insight into my professional life so far, you can have a look at my CV. The best way to reach me is via email or Twitter.

Updates

Mar 2022:I'll be presenting at the 4th Annual Workshop on Novel and Emerging Test Methods & Metrics for Effective HRI at IEEE HRI 2022.
Aug 2021:Joined Neuroergonomics Lab at TAMU as a Ph.D. candidate.
Jul 2021:I will be starting my Ph.D. this fall with Dr. Mehta at TAMU focusing on Human-Robot-Interaction, Human factors, and ergonomics.
Jan 2021:Started working (remotely) on a research project at Computational Interaction and Robotics Lab (CIRL)
Nov 2020:I have been awarded the prestigious INAE Innovative Student Project Award
Aug 2020:Started working (remotely) on a research project with Prof. Shuhui Bu focused on vision-based geometric and deep SLAM
Apr 2020:Paper on image-based flight control of UAVs for material handling accepted in JMS
Oct 2019:My first ever paper on thermoelectric materials got published in the Journal of Physics Communications
Jun 2019:Joined Texas A&M University as a summer research intern
May 2018:Started summer internship at Ford Motor Company in Ahmedabad
Mar 2018:Started working as an undergraduate researcher at Pranawa C Deshmukh's Lab
Aug 2016:Joined IIT Tirupati as an undergraduate student in the mechanical engineering department