Khush Agrawal

Graduate student

Robotics Institute, CMU


I am a graduate student at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) working with professor Aviral Kumar on offline reinforcement learning. I am interested in working at the intersection of machine learning (ML) and robotics.

Previously, I worked as a research associate at professor Howie Choset’s Biorobotics Lab on skill learning and snake robots. During my undergrad, I spent time working at professor Shital Chiddarwar’s IvLabs, building a stair climbing robot and an assistive robot. I spent the summer of 2020 working in professor David Held’s R-PAD Lab as a part of the Robotics Institute Summer Scholars program remotely.

Beyond research, I find joy in music, running, biking, and spending time outdoors.


  • Robotics
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Deep Learning


  • M.S. in Robotic Systems Development, 2023-2025

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2017-2021

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology




Skill learning

Skill (option) & skill-conditioned abstract world model extraction from offline data.

Snake-like robots

ROS packages for simulating and controlling biorobotics lab snake robots.

Experience Transfer

Framework to teach higher-dim student using experiences of a teacher.

RL on Latent Embeddings

Framework to train agent using representation learning.

Implementation of RL Algorithms

Implementation of basic reinforcement learning algorithms.

Terra-former Robot

Differential Drive robot for moving objects.

Sign Language Translator

Wearable device to aid speech-impaired people.

2-Dimensional Localization

Algorithm and Hardware for 2-D pose estimation.

Harmonic Motion Analyzer

MATLAB program to analyze motion of a target object.



Basics of Reinforcement Learning

Mentored 5 sophomores for their first project in Reinforcement Learning.

Real Time Digit Classifier

Mentored 9 freshmen for their first project in Machine Learning.




Ministry of Youth Affairs

Jul 2019 – Aug 2019 Moscow, Russia
  • Represented India in a delegation in Russia.
  • Aimed to promote mutual understanding of science, culture, and sports and develop international relations. [Certificate] [Pictures]



Jul 2019 – Present VNIT, Nagpur, India
  • Led the council responsible for managing the technical society and decision-making for its improvement.
  • Organized open house to facilitate exchange of information across the institute. [Pictures]

Convener and Volunteer


Jul 2018 – Present VNIT, Nagpur, India
  • Organized basic electronics, circuit and PCB designing, and micro-controller programming workshops. [Pictures]
  • Facilitated the growth of technical culture at my institution.