Hey There!

I'm Shaunak Mehta

I am a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA. Presently, I am working in the domain of Human-Robot Interaction at Collaborative Robotics Lab (Collab) at Virginia Tech under the guidance of Dr. Dylan Losey .

I completed my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering with minor in Robotics and Mobility Systems at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur in 2021. During my Bachelors, I was working under the supervision of Dr. Suril V. Shah . I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Atul Thakur during my internship at Mechatronics, Instrumentation and Control (MICL) Lab at IIT Patna.

My research interests include Human-Robot Interaction and Perception based Manipulation and Control, and am forever looking for opportunities to expand my knowledge in these ever-evolving fields.

Besides research, I love travelling, exploring new cultures and meeting new people.