Ananth Rachakonda

Graduate Student Researcher @ RRC, IIIT Hyderabad


Hi there! I work on safe and resilient robot learning. My previous works are themed in dynamics modeling, nonlinear planning, and safe controls - for drones, bionic hands and bipedal robots.

My current research is in embodied intelligence for mobile manipulation.

When I am not working, you can find me watercolor painting :paintbrush:, cooking :man_cook:, or swimming in a nearby pool :swimmer:. I like hikes :hiking_boot: and bike rides :motorcycle:. I enjoy listening to all genres of music and am a trained carnatic flautist :musical_score:.


Mar 11, 2024 Giving lectures on MuJoCo for learning on drones as part of the MTP on UAV and allied systems at RRC, IIIT Hyderabad.
Jan 4, 2024 TA for the EC4.501 ARC course.
Aug 14, 2023 Invited for lectures in “MuJoCo for Contact Rich Learning of Bipedal Locomotion”, between 27th, September & 14th, October at Qualcomm Research, Bengaluru.
Aug 7, 2023 Presenting a paper at IEEE CDC, 2023.

selected publications


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    Adaptive Anti-swing Control for Clasping Operations in Quadrotors with Cable-suspended Payload
    Swati Dantu*, Rishabh Dev Yadav*, Ananth Rachakonda*, and 2 more authors
    In 2023 IEEE 62nd Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2023
    * indicates authors have contributed equally


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    A Fully Functional Bionic Arm
    Ananth Rachakonda, Siva Kumar Kalepu, Keith James Trevor, and 7 more authors
    Jun 2022
    Granted by IP India, Office of the CGPDTM, Dept. of Ind. Policy and Promo., Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India