Teaching Philosophy

Understanding this rising need in the industry and society, we are continuously striving to create future skilled workforce in Human centered Robotics and Automation. A number of courses are presently offered for students, professionals etc. to motivate, teach and train the state of the art of this technology.

Intelligent Mobile Robotics: Perception, Action & Control (MN 207) (Credits 2:1)

This course covers the modelling, learning, motion planning, and control of intelligent mobile robots. Both theoretical and implementation aspects are addressed to impart students a good foundation in theory and practice of mobile robotics. The course also includes ample case studies, demos and experiments. For deeper insight, simulations and implementations are done in industry-standard software platforms; MATLAB and Robot Operating System (ROS) which provide libraries and tools to develop robotic applications.

Robotics (Maker’s) Lab (MN 205) (Credits 1:2)

In this lab, students acquire hands-on experience to build robots, program and implement them on these distinct mobile robotic platforms for various applications.

Introduction to Industrial Robotics (CCE 05) (Credits 2:1)

Industrial Robot Definition and Classification; Recent Developments, Robotic Components, Coordinate Frames (position and orientation concepts) Manipulator / Industrial Robot Arm coordinate space, DH convention, Forward kinematics and analysis, Inverse Kinematics and analysis, Solvability in closed form solutions, workspace design, Motion mechanics with translational and rotational velocities, Robot Motion Singularities, Static forces and moments, Joint and end-effector torque/force and their inter transforms, Robot dynamics with programming concepts, Euler, Lagrangian and Kane method-based formulation and comparison, Robot dynamics, Manipulator arm end-effector tool path planning (trajectory design), Robot control joint control, feedback and feedforward control strategies, Robot control: controller design and implementation, Implementation issues in planning and control of robot in closed space

Mechatronics (PD 215) & Lab (co-taught with Prof. Manish Arora) (Credits 2:1)

It gives an overview of mechatronic products and their functioning. It gives them understanding of various control principle design methods for these mechatronic systems. Students learn to choose the appropriate control strategies and stability testing methods. In the project phase, they translate their knowledge gathered during the course to design and develop a complete mechatronic system for a given application. For deeper insight, simulations and implementations are done in industry-standard software platforms.

M.Tech (Advanced Manufacturing) Dissertation Project (PD 206) (Credits 0:24)

Smart ultrasonic inspection system (co-guide with Prof. Manish Arora)

M.Des (Product Design) Dissertation project (PD 299) (Credits 0:22)

Smart Socket for Upper Limb Prosthesis (co-guide with Prof Dibakar Sen)

Sanitization robot – Mobile robot-based UV light sanitization system for disinfection of non-industrial environments (co-guide with Prof. Amaresh Chakrabarti)

Wall painting Device for exterior of buildings (co-guide with Prof. Vishal Singh)

Design and Society (PD 239) (Credits 0:3)