Meet The Team

Faculty Members

Prof. M. Balakrishnan

M. Balakrishnan

Professor, IIT Delhi

Prof. Balakrishnan has close to 30 years of experience in teaching and research at IIT Delhi. He is also a principal investigator in Assistech group.

Dr. Chetan Arora

Chetan Arora

Assistant Professor, IIIT Delhi

Dr. Chetan is an alumni of IIT Delhi. He has been actively involved with the Assistech group as a vision expert.

Students

Rajesh Kedia

PhD Student, IIT Delhi

I am looking into MAVI as a system level design problem and exploring research options within that. My primary research objective is to enable an efficient exploration of various design choices in MAVI.

Anupam Sobti

PhD Student, IIT Delhi

I am using MAVI as a platform for research on fusion of various types of sensors for optimization of system objectives like power, accuracy, etc. I'm also looking into the cognitive modelling for actuators through which the information is conveyed to the user.

Manish Tikyani

PhD Student, IIT Delhi

I am doing doctoral program and playing role of MAVI controller and power optimization for MAVI.

Divya Praneetha

Project Staff

Working on Localization module in MAVI which helps in navigation for visually impaired. The module receives data from GPS and IMU devices and performs sensor fusion through Kalman filtering.

Sachin Yadav

Undergraduate Student, IIT Delhi

My role in MAVI is to experiment with RGB-D (RGB + depth) input via Intel RealSense R200 to determine its viability for use in the MAVI system, particularly as a primary device for pothole detection.

Richa Verma

M.Tech. Student, IIIT Delhi

I am working on the animal detection module of MAVI. Using the techniques of Computer Vision and Machine Learning, I am trying to detect animals in an uncontrolled, outdoor environment. I am primarily working on detecting cows and dogs.

Prerna Agarwal

M.Tech. Student, IIIT Delhi

I am currently working on the Texture Detection module of MAVI. This task involves identifying texture of the surface on which the blind person is walking. Currently I am trying to detect the surface as Road, Pavement, Grass, Mud.

Srijan Mishra

Ex-Student, IIT Delhi

I am working on the problem of shadow detection and removal. Shadows cause a lot of problem in feature detection in tasks like texture detection and their removal is essential for such algorithms to work properly.

Saurabh Agrawal

M.Tech. Student, IIT Delhi

I am working on face detection and recognition module of the MAVI system. Also, I am taking care of integration of all other modules and development of working prototype of the system.

Durgesh Choudhary

Undergraduate Student, IIT Delhi

I am working on Surface Texture Detection module of MAVI. It will classify the surface texture into different categories (currently into Pavement, Road, Grass or any other) and tells what kind of surface is present in front.

Anand Agarwal

Undergraduate Student, IIT Delhi

I am currently working on Signboard Detection module of MAVI. This task involves identifying the signboards present in the vicinity of a blind person. Identifying the text on the signboard and delivering the message to the person is the end goal of this module.

Past Contributors

Munib Fazal

I worked on the Face Detection Module for MAVI. You may read my thesis here.

Dedeepya Reddy

I worked on the Signboard Detection Module for MAVI. You may read my thesis here.

Nipun Gupta

I worked on the Android App development for MAVI. The presentation for my minor project can be downloaded here.