Robotics Laboratory

Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras

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Welcome to the Robotics Laboratory in the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras. This research laboratory was established in the year 2009. A small group of faculty and students work here to advance the level of research in robotics and related areas. Major areas of focus of research are Underwater Robotics, Mobile Robotics, Manipulator Kinematics and Medical Robotics.

Faculty

Asokan Thondiyath
Asokan Thondiyath

Professor
Room No. 115
Dept. of Engineering Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Email: asok[at]iitm[dot]ac[dot]in
Phone:+91 (44) 2257 4707
http://www.ed.iitm.ac.in/~asokan

Sandipan Bandyopadhyay
Sandipan Bandyopadhyay

Associate Professor
Room No. 415
Dept. of Engineering Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Email: sandipan[at]iitm[dot]ac[dot]in
Phone:+91 (44) 2257 4733
Fax: +91 44 2257 4730
http://www.ed.iitm.ac.in/~sandipan

Staff

Sudhakar K
Sudhakar K

Jr. Technician
Room No. 421, Bio-medical Lab
Dept. of Engineering Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Email: sudhakark[at]iitm[dot]ac[dot]in
Phone:+91 (44) 2257 5640

Students

Karthik Chandrasekaran
Karthik Chandrasekaran

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Surgical robotics, Compliant mechanisms, Product design
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karthik_Chandrasekaran8

Anirban Nag
Anirban Nag

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Kinematics, dynamics and design of serial and parallel robots https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anirban_Nag2

Nagamanikandan Govindan
Nagamanikandan Govindan

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Multimodal robots and control algorithms
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nagamanikandan_Govindan

Annamraju Sai Srikar
Annamraju Sai Srikar

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Control of teleoperated robots

Teja Krishna Mamidi
Teja Krishna Mamidi

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Kinematics and dynamics of manipulators
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Teja_Krishna_Mamidi

Prem Kumar Prasad
Prem Kumar Prasad

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Path planning, Control, Kinematics, Optimisation, Redundant manipulators
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Prem_Prasad5

Bibekananda Patra
Bibekananda Patra

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Robotics, Algorithm design
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bibekananda_Patra

P Vijay Kumar
P Vijay Kumar

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Control system design for haptic and telerobotic systems

Vignesh S G
Vignesh S G

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Neuroscience, Robotics, Bio-robotics, Mechanism design https://www.linkedin.com/in/vignesh-sompur-4aa50511b

Poongavanam Palani
Poongavanam Palani

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Biomechanics, Rehabilitation robotics, Medical robotics
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Poongavanam_Palani2

Aditya Mahesh Kolte
Aditya Mahesh Kolte

PhD Scholar
Research interests: Control of robotic systems, Dynamics and control, Path planning
https://www.aditya-kolte.com/

Ambuj Shahi
Ambuj Shahi

MS Scholar
Research interests: Robotics, Parallel Mechanisms, Cable-driven parallel robots
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ambuj_Shahi2

Kumar Surjdeo Singh
Kumar Surjdeo Singh

MS Scholar
Research interests: Mechatronics, Robotics, Soft robotics, Rehabilitation Robotics
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kumar_Surjdeo_Singh

Nikhil S
Nikhil Sivadasan

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Bio-mechanics, Manipulation and grasping
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nikhil_Sivadasan

Nikhil S
Kevin Abraham Cherian

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Variable Stiffness Actuators, Impedance Control, Rehabilitation Robotics

Pranathi Golla
Pranathi Golla

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Design of medical robots
https://in.linkedin.com/in/pranathi-golla

Argaja Shende
Argaja Shende

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Argaja_Shende

Adarsh Somayaji
Adarsh Somayaji

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Medical robotics, Human physiology, Medical device development, Mechanism design
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adarsh_Somayaji

Meru Jain
Meru Jain

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Computer Vision, Mobile robots

Mohamed Fariz Ameer Ali
Mohamed Fariz Ameer Ali

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Kinematics and dynamics of robots
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohamed_Ameer_Ali

Sooraj PG
Sooraj PG

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Robotics, AI, Control, Automation
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sooraj_Pg

Etukuri Uthej
Etukuri Uthej

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Human Centred Design, Industrial Design, Product Development, Form design

Safar V
Safar V

Project Associate
Research interests: Kinematics, dynamics and design of parallel manipulators, Numerical computation methods

Alumni

Thiyagarajan Ranganathan
Thiyagarajan Ranganathan

Post Doctoral Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Research interests: Dynamics and control of Robots
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thiyagarajan_Ranganathan

Senthilkumar Dhakshnamoorthy
Senthilkumar Dhakshnamoorthy

Engineer
Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Research interests: Dynamics and control of Robots
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Senthilkumar_Dhakshnamoorthy

Aditya Varma Sagi
Aditya Varma Sagi

Technical Associate
Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems, Bangalore, India
Research interests: Design and control of robot manipulators
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aditya_Sagi2

Edison Tamilmani
Edison Tamilmani

Chief Technical Officer
Retech Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India
Research interests: Design and development of robot manipulators
https://www.linkedin.com/in/edison-tamilmani-8723b851

Aravind Baskar
Aravind Baskar

PhD Scholar
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
Research interests: Robot kinematics, Polynomial Continuation
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aravind_Baskar

Bhanu Chander V
Bhanu Chander V

Engineer
Eaton India Innovation Center LLP, Pune, India
Research interests: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet Of Things
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bhanu_Chander5

Vimalesh Muralidharan
Vimalesh Muralidharan

MS Scholar
Ecole, Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France
Research interests: Kinematics, Dynamics, Design/Synthesis of mechanisms and robot manipulators
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vimalesh_Muralidharan

Seetharaman Subramanian
Seetharaman Subramanian

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Product design, User interface and experience design
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Seetharaman_Subramanian

Shivani Guptasarma
Shivani Guptasarma

PhD Scholar
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 USA
Research interests: Kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators, Theory and design of mechanisms
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shivani_Guptasarma

Akhil Sathuluri
Akhil Sathuluri

Post Graduate Trainee Engineer
Bajaj Auto Ltd., Pune, India
Research interests: Design and control of parallel manipulators
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akhil_Sathuluri

Gautham Rengarajan
Gautham Rengarajan

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Robotics, control and automation
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gautham_Rengarajan

Gayathri D S
Gayathri D S

Engineer
Eaton India Innovation Center LLP, Pune, India
Research interests: Medical device design, Surgical robotics, Medical image analysis https://www.linkedin.com/in/gayathri-d-s-969a48a6/

Abhijith N Balan
Abhijith N Balan

Graduate Software Engineer Trainee
Jaguar Land Rover, Bengaluru, India
Research interests: Mobile robotics, Computer vision, Swarm robotics
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abhijith_Balan

Muhammedh Ajwahir
Muhammedh Ajwahir

Graduate Engineer
Jaguar Land Rover, Bengaluru, India
Research interests: Computer vision, SLAM, Medical imaging
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajwahir/

Priyanka Rao
Priyanka Rao

Dual Degree Student
Research interests: Flexible Manipulators
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Priyanka_Rao15

Projects

Following are the areas of research pursued in the lab. For more details, please click on the field of your interest.

Contact

Mailing Address:

Room No. 301
Department of Engineering Design
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai-600036
Phone:+91 (44) 2257 5615