About Me

I am a PhD student at the University of Washington. Previously, I was a researcher at NUS, advised by Prof. David Hsu. My interests are in Human-Robot Interaction, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning. I graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Eng. from NUS. During my stint as an undergrad, I spent a year at Stanford, and also interned at a YCombinator AR startup.

Contact: mshr ( at ) cs.uw.edu

Publications

Peer-Reviewed

exp_setup_v2.jpgInteractive Visual Grounding of Referring Expressions for Human-Robot Interaction.
Mohit Shridhar, David Hsu
Robotics: Science & Systems (RSS) 2018.
Abstract | PDF | VideoCode | Poster | Slides | BibTeX

 

rafflesXPose: Reinventing user interaction with flying cameras.
Ziquan Lan, Mohit Shridhar, David Hsu, Shengdong Zhao. 
Robotics: Science & Systems (RSS) 2017.
Best Systems Paper Award in Memory of Seth Teller
AbstractPDF | Video | Slides | BibTeX | Award

 

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Grounding Spatio-Semantic Referring Expressions for Human-Robot Interaction.
Mohit Shridhar, David Hsu
RSS Workshop on Spatial-Semantic Representations in Robotics 2017.
Abstract | PDF | arXiv | VideoCode | Poster | Slides | BibTeX   

 

Theses

liveframe_davidFree-Viewpoint Video Reconstruction for Immersive Telepresence 
Mohit Shridhar
Bachelor of Engineering Thesis, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2016.
NUS 30th Annual Faculty Innovation and Research Award
PDF | Video

 

Experience

Internships

Meta California
Computer Vision & Graphics Engineer, Intern
Jan 2015 – Dec 2015
Worked on VI-SLAM and Holographic Skype for AR Headset (Hololens & MagicLeap competitor).
Part of CEO’s ensemble for building demo content during Series B ($50M round)

HopeTechnik Singapore
Robotics Engineer, Intern
May 2014 – Aug 2014
Worked on AGVs for transporting medical supplies inside hospitals
Built a multi-map planner for navigation across multiple floors

Engineering Design and Innovation Center (NUS) – Singapore
Researcher, Intern
May 2013 – Aug 2013
Built a functioning tribometer using just 3D-printed and laser-cut parts.
Autodesk University Panorama 2013 Finalist

 

Projects

Research

shield_slam_small-e1505654738992.jpgShield SLAM (2015)   
Monocular SLAM for Android devices.
Paper | Code

dense_semantic-e1509871384650.pngDense-Semantic SLAM (2017) 
Combining Monocular SLAM with Dense Captioning for object retrieval
Video

dropout_smallHiggs Boson Detection Challenge (2015)   
Deep-learning for classifying Higgs Boson to tau-tau signal events
Paper | PosterCode


Others

multimapMulti-Map Manager 
(2014)   Video | Code
ROS package for managing multiple static maps (e.g: different floors)

oculusOculus-Rift Gazebo Navigator (2014)    Video | Code
Joystick based navigation tool for FPS navigation in Gazebo

quadsTextured Quads (2016)    Code
Rviz plugin for displaying images and videos

tascaTASCA (2013)    Video | Code
Java-based todo-list application

ardo2.jpgArduino Oscilloscope (2013)    Code
Cheap alternative to digital oscilloscopes

 

Media

Some of my collaborative work has been featured in:

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Miscellaneous

My Erdos number is at most three.  But unfortunately my Erdos–Bacon–Sabbath number is undefined.

I am a fan of films, science fiction, and Oxford commas.