Aditya M. Deshpande

I am a Ph.D. student in CDS Lab at University of Cincinnati advised by Dr. Manish Kumar and Dr. Ali A. Minai. My research is focused on embodied intelligence in robots.

Curriculum Vitae: PDF

Email: deshpaad [at] mail [dot] uc [dot] edu

Research Interests

Embodied Intelligence, Evolutionary Approaches in robotics, Developmental Robotics, Deep reinforcement learning, Swarm and Multi-robot systems, Flying Robots, IoT


  • Developmental reinforcement learning of control policy of a quadcopter UAV with thrust vectoring rotors.
  • Computer Vision Toolkit for Non-invasive Monitoring of Factory Floor Artifacts.
  • One-Shot Recognition of Manufacturing Defects in Steel Surfaces.
  • Self-Organized Circle Formation around an Unknown Target by a Multi-Robot Swarm using a Local Communication Strategy.
  • Robot swarm for efficient area coverage inspired by ant foraging: The case of adaptive switching between brownian motion and lévy flight.
  • Constraint handling in firefly algorithm.



  • pyneat - NeuroEvolution of Augmenting Topologies (NEAT) [GitHub]
  • torch_shnet - Stacked HourGlass Networks for Human Pose Estimation [GitHub]
  • indoor_bot - Simple autonomous indoor robot [webpage]
  • Multi-object trackers in Python [webpage]
  • Autonomous Flying Robot [webpage]