Kushal Kedia



PhD Student

Cornell University

I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University, advised by Prof. Sanjiban Choudhury.

My research is aimed at making robots accessible, user-friendly, and practical for everyday tasks from cooking to cleaning. I am interested in effective human-robot teaming behaviors by learning from demonstrations of human activities.

Previously, I received by B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur. I have worked with Prof. Kostas Bekris at Rutgers University to integrate machine learning to increase the efficiency of kinodynamic planning algorithms, developed optimal algorithms for multi-agent path finding in my undergraduate thesis, and worked on multilingual LLMs at Microsoft Research Lab India.

Updated link to CV.


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    MOSAIC: A Modular System for Assistive and Interactive Cooking
    Kushal Kedia*, Huaxiaoyue Wang*, Juntao Ren*, Rahma Abdullah, Atiksh Bhardwaj, Angela Chao, Kelly Y Chen, Nathaniel Chin, Prithwish Dan, Xinyi Fan, Gonzalo Gonzalez-Pumariega, Aditya Kompella, Maximus Adrian Pace, Yash Sharma, Xiangwan Sun, Neha Sunkara, and Sanjiban Choudhury
    In Submission, 2024
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    InteRACT: Transformer Models for Human Intent Prediction Conditioned on Robot Actions
    Kushal Kedia, Atiksh Bhardwaj, Prithwish Dan, and Sanjiban Choudhury
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2024
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    ManiCast: Collaborative Manipulation with Cost-Aware Human Forecasting
    Kushal Kedia, Prithwish Dan, Atiksh Bhardwaj, and Sanjiban Choudhury
    7th Annual Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2023
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    A Game-Theoretic Framework for Joint Forecasting and Planning
    Kushal Kedia, Prithwish Dan, and Sanjiban Choudhury
    2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2023
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    Rationale-Guided Few-Shot Classification to Detect Abusive Language
    Punyajoy Saha, Divyanshu Sheth, Kushal Kedia, Binny Mathew, and Animesh Mukherjee
    26th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2023
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    Terrain-Aware Learned Controllers for Sampling-Based Kinodynamic Planning over Physically Simulated Terrains
    Troy McMahon, Aravind Sivaramakrishnan, Kushal Kedia, Edgar Granados, and Kostas E. Bekris
    2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022
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    Optimal Multi-Agent Path Finding for Precedence Constrained Planning Tasks
    Kushal Kedia, Rajat Kumar Jenamani, Aritra Hazra, and P. P. Chakrabarti
    ArXiv, 2022
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    Offensive Language Identification in Dravidian Languages
    Kushal Kedia, and A. Nandy
    First Workshop on Speech and Language Technologies for Dravidian Languages at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2021
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    Robotic Motion Planning Using Learned Critical Sources and Local Sampling
    Kushal Kedia*, Rajat Jenamani*, Rahul Kumar*, and Parth Mall*
    MLPC Workshop at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020