Niveditha (Nivii) Kalavakonda

Helping improve Robotics in Medicine and Education, one project at a time



My name is Niveditha Kalavakonda. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. I am affiliated with the Biorobotics Lab, and work with Prof. Blake Hannaford in the field of Robotics and Computer Vision. I focus on applications in rehabilitation and surgical robotics.

I am also one of the Fellows for Laboratory for Analysis of Motion and Performance (AMP Lab), a joint initiative between the College of Engineering and School of Medicine at University of Washington, Seattle.

My current research interests are Computer Vision, Robotics, Haptics and Control systems. I have also worked on projects in Virtual/Augmented Reality and Game Development. If you have a project that needs a roboticist, that’s where I come in!

I am also passionate about introducing children and young adults to the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). I work on hobby projects to enable hands-on involvement with technology.

If you would like to connect with me, then be sure to find me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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