Hi! I am Utkarsh Mishra. I am a 2nd year PhD student in Robotics at Georgia Tech with Dr. Yongxin Chen and Dr. Danfei Xu. I am particularly interested in exploring generative methods and robot learning to achieve generalizable and safe autonomy. I have worked with Sony R&D US Labs, Prof. Matthew E. Taylor at the Inverse Reinforcement Learning lab, University of Alberta and Prof. Shishir Kolathaya at the Stochastic Robotics lab, Indian Institute of Science. Previously, I have collaborated with Prof. Auke Ijspeert and Dr. Dimitar Stanev at the Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL. I have also worked on Cable Driven Robots with Dr. Stéphane Caro at CNRS-LS2N France.

  • Attending CoRL'23. Gave a (SPOTLIGHT) talk at the LEAP workshop. Also presented posters at LEAP and TGR workshop.
  • Generative Skill Chaining is accepted as CoRL23 poster. More details can be found here.
  • I am reviewing for NeurIPS 2023 and CoRL 2023, will continue with ICLR 2024.
  • I started as an AI/ML intern at Sony R&D US Labs with the Core AI Research Group.
  • "ReorientDiff: Diffusion Model based Reorientation for Object Manipulation" is out on Arxiv: 2303.12700.
PhD, Robotics
Georgia Tech
2022 - Present
AI/ML Research Intern
Sony R&D US Labs
Summer 2023
BTech, ME
IIT Roorkee
2017 - 2021
Selected Articles

Generative Skill Chaining: Long-Horizon Skill Planning with Diffusion Models.
Utkarsh A. Mishra, Shangjie Xue, Yongxin Chen and Danfei Xu.
Proceedings of CoRL 2023 (Poster).
Oral: CoRL 2023 Learning Effective Abstractions for Planning (LEAP) Workshop
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ReorientDiff: Diffusion Model based Reorientation for Object Manipulation.
Utkarsh A. Mishra and Yongxin Chen.
Under Review.
Poster: RSS 2023 Learning for Task and Motion Planning Workshop
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Learning Representations for Control over Pixels: What Matters and Why.
Manan Tomar*, Utkarsh A. Mishra*, Amy Zhang and Matthew E. Taylor.
Transactions in Machine Learning Research 2022.
Poster: Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making 2022.
Poster: Ecological RL workshop at NeurIPS 2021.
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Dynamic Mirror Descent based Model Predictive Control for Accelerating Robot Learning.
Utkarsh A. Mishra*, Soumya R. Samineni*, Prakhar Goel, Chandravaran Kunjeti, Himanshu Lodha, Aman Singh, Aditya Sagi, Shalabh Bhatnagar and Shishir Kolathaya.
ICRA 2022.
Poster: 2nd Offline RL workshop at NeurIPS 2021.
Poster: Deep RL Workshop at NeurIPS 2021.
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Linear Policies are Sufficient to Realize Robust Bipedal Walking on Challenging Terrains.
Lokesh Krishna*, Guillermo A. Castillo*, Utkarsh A. Mishra, Ayonga Hereid, Shishir Kolathaya
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Learning Control Policies to Imitate Human Gaits.
Utkarsh A. Mishra, Dimitar Stanev, Auke J. Ijspeert, and Pushparaj M. Pathak.
Bachelor Thesis Report
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Learning Linear Policies for Robust Bipedal Locomotion on Terrains with Varying Slopes.
Lokesh Krishna, Utkarsh A. Mishra, Guillermo A. Castillo, Ayonga Hereid, Shishir Kolathaya
IROS 2021
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Forward Kinematics for Suspended Under-Actuated Cable-Driven Parallel Robots: A Neural Network Approach.
Utkarsh A. Mishra, Stéphane Caro
ASME Journal of Mechanism and Robotics
Special Issue: IDETC/CIE 2021 M&R Conference.
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Kinematic Stability based AFG-RRT* Path Planning for Cable-Driven Parallel Robots.
Utkarsh A. Mishra, Marceau Métillon, Stéphane Caro
ICRA 2021
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Last Updated: 26 Oct 2023
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