Aditya Shirwatkar

Aditya Shirwatkar

PhD Student

IISc Bangalore


Since elementary school, I’ve been interested in math and physics. Thanks to my awesome research group led by Dr. Shital S. Chiddarwar during undergrad at VNIT Nagpur, I had the opportunity to explore different areas in robotics.

After years of adventure, I realized that I enjoyed seeing my robots generate dynamic motions and studying the mathematical beauty of their nonlinear dynamics. This enjoyment has led me to my research interests in Motion Planning and Control.

Currently I’m doing my PhD under Prof. Shishir N. Y. at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems, IISc Bangalore.

Download my resumé.

Feel free to contact me for any questions or suggestions, I would be more than happy to interact through a chat or a meet.

Besides this, I like to spend my time drawing and looking at trees and clouds :)

  • Legged Robotics
  • Optimal Control
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, 2022

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur


Force control for Robust Quadruped Locomotion: A Linear Policy Approach
2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), London
Realizing Linear Controllers for Quadruped Robots on Planetary Terrains
Advances in Robotics (AIR) 2023, IIT Ropar


Research Assistant
Mar 2021 – Jul 2022 Bengaluru
Worked under Prof. Shishir N. Y. in collaboration with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Project Intern
May 2019 – Aug 2019 Nagpur
Worked as a summer intern under Dr. Shital S. Chiddarwar on an Auto Surveillance Mobile Robot