I am a Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where I work at the Resilient Intelligent Systems Lab (RISLab) under the supervision of Professor Wennie Tabib and Professor Nathan Michael. Before joining RISLab, I completed my undergraduate studies in Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur. I engage in research that allows us to use robots for planetary exploration.

Selected Publications

For the full list, please visit my google scholar page.

  1. K. Goel, W. Tabib, and N. Michael. Rapid and High-Fidelity Subsurface Exploration with Multiple Aerial Robots. Intl. Sym. on Exp. Robot. (ISER), Malta 🇲🇹, November 2021. [video][doi]
  2. W. Tabib, K. Goel, J. Yao, C. Boirum, and N. Michael. Autonomous Cave Surveying with an Aerial Robot. IEEE Tran. on Robot. (T-RO), September 2021. [video]
  3. K. Goel, M. Corah, C. Boirum, and N. Michael. Fast Exploration using Multirotors: Analysis, Planning, and Experimentation. In Conf. on Field and Service Robot. (FSR), Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵, August 2019. [doi] [video] [tech report]
  4. M. Corah, C. O’Meadhra, K. Goel, and N. Michael. Communication-Efficient Planning and Mapping for Multi-Robot Exploration in Large Environments. IEEE Robot. and Autom. Letters (RA-L), 4(2):1715-1721, April 2019. Presented at the Intl. Conf. on Rob. and Autom. (ICRA), Montréal, Canada 🇨🇦, May 2019. [video] [doi]

Selected News

Month, Year Event
September, 2021 Joined Carnegie Mellon as a Ph.D. student in Robotics.
August, 2021 Completed the Masters in Robotics (Research) degree at Carnegie Mellon University. Thesis talk and document.
July, 2021 Our journal article on autonomous cave surveying with aerial robots was accepted for T-RO. Paper link.
February, 2021 I will be pursuing a PhD in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon for the next few years.
November, 2020 Our conference paper on communication-efficient multi-robot exploration was accepted in ISER 2021.


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2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
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