Khush Agrawal

Research Associate

Biorobotics Lab, CMU


I am interested in working at the intersection of machine learning (ML) and robotics.

Presently, I am working at Prof Howie Choset's Biorobotics Lab on two directions in reinforcement learning (RL). The former is skill learning - an intersection of model-based and model-free RL in a hierarchical / options setup. The latter involves developing exploration strategies for learning robot locomotion policies.

During my undergrad, I spent time working at Dr. Shital Chiddarwar's IvLabs , addressing challenges in the application of ML to robotics.

I spent the summer of 2020 working in Dr. David Held's R-PAD Lab at Carnegie Mellon University as a part of the Robotics Institute Summer Scholar’s Program remotely.

Besides research, I enjoy listening to music, playing guitar, and spending time in nature.


  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotics
  • Deep Learning
  • Embedded Systems


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

    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology




Experience Transfer

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

RL on Latent Embeddings

Framework to train agent using representation learning.

Basics of Reinforcement Learning

Mentored 5 sophomores for their first project in Reinforcement Learning.

Implementation of RL Algorithms

Implementation of basic reinforcement learning algorithms.

Real Time Digit Classifier

Mentored 9 freshmen for their first project in Machine Learning.

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.




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.