Who is Aditya Kedia?

Hey there! I see that you have found my little home on the internet. Welcome!

I often ask myself – how can we ensure the freedom of myriad choices for all human beings on Earth. You might have pondered similar questions in the past – “How can we eliminate poverty from the world?” Or “How can we feed/clothe/educate the billions of people who inhabit the Earth at this moment?” Over time, I have realized that personal freedom is, in fact, the real goal. Eradication of poverty, hunger, and illiteracy, access to the miracles of modern medicine etc. are merely rungs on the ladder that leads to this goal of personal freedom. Freedom is the ability to not worry about where your next meal will come from, or the ability to live without the fear of dying from a staph infection. The most promising answer to my question has only become obvious in the last two decades, in the exponential growth of digital technology, under the long shadow of Moore’s law. The massive reduction in the cost of information processing and transfer and reduction of intellectual and physical labor through software and software driven machinery is continuously allowing people to enjoy lifestyles and luxuries previously reserved for the ultra-wealthy. I aspire to contribute to this effort and work towards democratizing resources and improving the lifestyle of billions of people.

I am a Mechanical Engineer specializing in Robotics. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Mechanical engineering and a minor in Computer Science. I am currently working toward a Masters of Engineering degree at Duke University. I am also on the verge of receiving a ‘nanodegree’ in data-science form Udacity.

I have a diverse set of interests that range from robotics to data-science to philosophy, psychology, rock climbing and the martial arts.

This website is a place for me to share my projects and technical insights, as well as my perspectives on Science, Technology and their impact on Society.

I find myself humbled by the growth and learning opportunities brought my way, and hope that more people may have that experience. To that end, I want to work on building products, services, and experiences. If my passions and goals align with yours, let’s explore what we can build together.