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. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


1. "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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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