Vignesh Prasad

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Human-Robot Interaction, Interaction Modelling, Human Motion Prediction, Computer Vision, SLAM, Robot Navigation

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Mail. Vignesh Prasad
TU Darmstadt, FG MuP
Hochschulstr. 1, 64289 Darmstadt
Office. S1|02 145

Vignesh Prasad joined TU Darmstadt in July 2019 as a Ph.D. student jointly supervised by Jan Peters and Prof. Ruth Stock-Homburg. During his Ph.D., Vignesh is investigating the learning of human-like physically interactive behaviours for humanoid and android robots, that could pass a Turing-like Test for motor intelligence. His main research interests include learning interaction dynamics, human motion prediction and learning motion representations.

Prior to this, Vignesh worked as a researcher in the Machine Vision Group at TCS Innovation Labs, Kolkata under Dr. Brojeshwar Bhowmick, where he worked on Deep Learning for Monocular 3D Reconstruction and Computer Vision. Vignesh pursued his Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India. His Master's thesis "Learning Effective Navigational Strategies for Active Monocular Simultaneous Localization and Mapping" was done at the under Dr. K. Madhava Krishna in collaboration with Prof. Balaraman Ravindran.

For a list of his publications, please see his Google Scholar page.


  • Master Thesis, Kohl, M. (2021) "Learning Latent Interaction Models using Interaction Primitives"
  • Master Thesis, Seer, S. (ongoing) "Learning Visual representations for Interactive Robot tasks"
  • Bachelor Thesis, Baierl, M. (2020) "Learning Action Representations For Primitives-Based Motion Generation"
  • Bachelor Thesis, Scherbring, S. (ongoing) "Analyzing the role of Physical Interactions on Robot Acceptance"
  • Bachelor Thesis, Gassen, M. (ongoing) "Learning a library of Physical Interactions for Social Robots"


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