My research interest lie at the intersection of machine learning, computer vision, control and optimization approaches and their application to localization, mapping, motion planning and state estimation for intelligent autonomous systems like autonomous vehicles and mobile robots. Specifically, my current research focuses on developing vision-based localization and mapping techniques that are robust to the variations in the scene caused due to illumination and weather.



nasa space research challenge

cloud robotics


GeoMETRIC segmentation



Volumetric feature extraction in mesh representation of a cad model using random cutting planes and graph traversals

Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Chennai, India

Patent Pending: Indian Patent Office 201841008900


Preprints / Under Review

Door Delivery of Packages using Drones

arXiv preprint arXiv: 2104.05503

SS Kannan, BC Min

Distributed Multi-robot Arbitrary Object Transportation with Pushing Surface Identification and Model-based Pushing Effort Regulation

Under Review

T Mina, SS Kannan, W Jo, S Luo, G King, BC Min

A ROS-based framework for monitoring human and robot conditions in human-multi-robot team

arXiv preprint arXiv: 2006.03784

W Jo, SS Kannan, GE Cha, A Lee, BC Min


A Predictive Application Offloading Algorithm using small datasets for Cloud Robotics

2021 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC)

M Penmetcha, SS Kannan, BC Min

Investigation on accepted package delivery location: A user study-based approach

2021 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC)

SS Kannan, BC Min

External Human-Machine Interface on Delivery Robots: Expression of Navigation Intent of the Robot

2021 30th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (Ro-MAN)

SS Kannan, A Lee, BC Min

Towards end-to-end deep learning of autonomous racing: On data collection and unified architecture for steering and throttle prediction

ICRA 2021 Workshop - Opportunities & Challenges with Autonomous Racing

SN Wadaker, BJ Schwartz, SS Kannan, M Mar, RK Manna, V Chellapandi, DJ Gonzalez, AE Gamal

Investigating the Effect of Deictic Movements of a Multi-robot

International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 37 (3), 197-210

A Lee, W Jo, SS Kannan, BC Min


ROSbag-based Multimodal Affective Dataset for Emotional and Cognitive States

2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC)

W Jo, SS Kannan, GE Cha, A Lee, BC Min

SMART Cloud: Scalable cloud robotic architecture for Web-powered multi-robot applications

2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC)

M Penmetcha, SS Kannan, BC Min

Material Mapping in Unknown Environments using Tapping Sound

2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

SS Kannan, W Jo, R Parasuraman, BC Min

Adaptive Workload Allocation for Multi-human Multi-robot teams for Independent and Homogenous Tasks

IEEE Access 8, 152697-152712

T Mina, SS Kannan, W Jo, BC Min


Development of an unmanned surface vehicle for remote sediment sampling with a Van Veen grab sampler


JH Bae, S Luo, SS Kannan, Y Singh, B Lee, RM Voyles, M Malaga, EG Zenteno, LP Aguilar, BC Min

Autoencoder-based part clustering for part-in-whole retrieval of CAD models

Computer & Graphics 81, 41-51

LP Muraleedharan, SS Kannan, R Muthuganapathy


Random cutting plane approach for identifying volumetric features in a CAD mesh model

Computer & Graphics 70, 51-61

LP Muraleedharan, SS Kannan, A Karve, R Muthuganapathy

Part-based Segmentation of CAD mesh models: A non-parametric approach

Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) - Poster

LP Muraleedharan, SS Kannan, R Muthuganapathy


Reconstruction using a simple triangle removal approach

SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 - Technical Briefs

S Methirumangalath, A Dev Parakkat, SS Kannan, R Muthuganapathy

Hole detection in a planar point set: An empty disk approach

Computer & Graphics 66, 124-134

S Methirumangalath, SS Kannan, AD Parakkat, R Muthuganapathy