Faculty >                  Abhra Roy Chowdhury

Abhra Roy Chowdhury

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

Robotics & Automation, Collaborative Mobile Robots (Aerial/Terrestrial/Marine), Human-Robot Collaboration, Mechatronics, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics


MN 207 Intelligent Mobile Robotics: Perception, Action and Control PD 215 Mechatronics
CCE Introduction to Robotics


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Ph.D. (Robotics & Control Systems), National University of Singapore (NUS), 2015

Selected Distinctions

1. Isambard Kingdom Brunel Academy Fellow (UK)

2. Senior Member IEEE, USA

3. Distinguished Expert member of the 'Waste Management &Technology Development Board', Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

4. Member, IEEE CSS Technology Conferences Editorial Board (TCEB)

5. Academic Advisor for Team IISc Ranked 2nd in the IROS - METRICS HEART-MET Assistive Robot Activity Recognition Challenge 2022 held at IEEE/RSJ

6. Member & Academic Advisor for Team IISc - Ranked 3rd at RAMI Aerial Robot Competition, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Prague, Czech Republic 2021

7. Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) Award, Virgo Intelligent Robot, Singapore, 2017

8. IEEE IAS Best PhD Thesis Award, Texas, USA, 2015

9. Best Student Conference Paper Award, SICE Annual Conference, Sapporo, Japan, 2014

10. IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) Scholarship, Massachusetts, USA, 2013

11. Best Student Conference Paper Award: IEEE-ICROS ICCAS, Jeju, S. Korea, 2012

12. President of India Gold Medal, Best IIT Student of the year, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), BHU Varanasi, India, 2010


1. Design & Development of AI based Human interactive Active Side Haptic Control Stick (ASCS) for A Fly-By-Wire Supersonic Aircraft under Research Consultancy Grant, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Govt. of India, 2023 - 24

2. Human-Robot Collaboration with Multi-Robot System for Smart Manufacturing under Brunel University London (UK) - IISc Bangalore (India) International Collaboration Programme and Brunel Academy Fellowship 2023

3. Usability Assessment and Review of Design and Manufacturing of Automated Utility Pole Inspection Robot and its Safety features under Research Consultancy Grant for British Telecom UK (through Wipro Ltd. India) 2022-2023

4. "A Low-Cost Bio-inspired Autonomous Multi-modal Mobile Collaborative Robotic System for Inspection & Surveillance Work in Constrained Conditions" under Core Research Grant (CRG) 2021 - 2024, Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. One of the prestigious career grants in India to support active researchers in frontier areas of Science and Engineering

5. Monocopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (MONOCO), supported by Future Systems and Technology Directorate (FSTD), Govt. of Singapore, Temasek Labs and Singapore-MIT Design Center, 2018 - 2019

6. Systems Technology for Autonomous Reconnaissance & Surveillance, Terrestrial Robot (STARS), supported by Future Systems and Technology Directorate (FSTD), Govt. of Singapore, Temasek Labs and Singapore-MIT Design Center, 2016 - 2018

7. Amphibious Robotic Vehicle for Service and Inspection, supported by Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS and Planning & Process Development Wing, Public Utilities Board (PUB) Singapore 2014 - 2015

8. Bioinspired Robotic Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (STARFISH II), supported by by NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), Italy and Defense Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Govt. of Singapore, 2011 - 2015

Professional Experience

1. Senior Member IEEE USA.

2. Senior Research Fellow, Temasek Labs & Engineering Product Development, Singapore University of Technology and Design, 2016 -19.

3. Teaching Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), 2015.

4. Senior Engineer, LG Electronics India Pty. Ltd., 2010.

5. Executive Committee Member of IEEE Robotics & Autonomous Systems Society (RAS) and Ocean Energy Society (OES) Singapore Chapter.

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