Ananth Rachakonda

Graduate Student Researcher @ RRC, IIIT Hyderabad


Hi there! I work on dynamics and nonlinear controls. My previous works are themed in signal processing for pattern recognition, compliant multimodal mechanism synthesis, and analysis, and adaptive nonlinear controls - for drones, bionic hands and bipedal robots.

My current research is in safe optimization and learning-based controls for flight and dexterous 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:.


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 | Accepted for publication


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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