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Workshop on Advances in Robotics

Update (July 8, 2012): We thank all the participants for making this Workshop a Grand Success. Below is the Group Photograph. More photographs can be downloaded here. (60 MB).












UPDATE (July 4, 2012): The Registration for the Workshop will be at 08:15 AM on July 5, 2012 at Institute Seminar Hall.

The Robotics group at IIT Delhi and the Robotics Society of India are organizing the first international workshop on “Advances in Roboticsat IIT Delhi from the 5th to 7th of July 2012, that is supported by BRNS and IIT Delhi. We invite researchers at various research labs, industry and post graduate students working in the general area of robotics to attend this workshop. 

Robotics is the area of research that involves the design, fabrication and applications of robots. A robot is an electro-mechanical device that can cause a change in the environment it operates in by its actions. These actions may be controlled by a human operator or may be autonomous. Robots can sense their environment through sensors of various modalities. Research is pursued world-wide to develop intelligent robots that are able to analyze the sensed data and make intelligent decisions on their own. 

Robotics is inherently inter-disciplinary in nature and is a confluence of techniques and technologies originating from the disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering. At IIT Delhi, faculty and students of all these disciplines work together in collaborating research activities which recently got an additional boost with the setting up of the “Programme for Autonomous Robotics” sponsored by BARC/BRNS. The workshop will also present the research from the coordinated effort at IIT Delhi to build up expertise in various areas of robotics.

The workshop schedule is here 

The following speakers will address the workshop. 

Tom Shibata (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
         Plenary Talk: Adaptive Assistive Robotics
Kanav Kahol (Arizona State University)
         Leveraging robotics to make healthcare usable and affordable
Dr Milind Hote (AIIMS)
         Robotics in Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Ashish Suri (AIIMS)
         MRI Guided 3-D Navigation in Surgery for Complex Brain Tumors
Indra N Kar (IIT Delhi)
        Formation Control of A Group of Mobile Robots
Ashish Dutta (IIT Kanpur) 
        Optimal finger exoskeleton design and control based on human motion data
Sudipto Mukherjee (IIT Delhi)
Ashitava Ghosal (Indian Institute of Science)
        Analysis, design and fabrication: three case studies in robotics
K Madhava Krishna (IIIT Hyderabad)
        Localization, Mapping and SLAM with Range and Vision Systems
Laxmidhar Behera (IIT Kanpur)
        Vision based Robotics: Control, navigation and grasping
Sandipan Bandyopadhyay (IIT Madras)
        Trajectory-tracking control of a parallel manipulator with dual control loop, and singularity avoidance
Anirvan DasGupta (IIT Kharagpur)
        Vibration assisted micro-manipulation
Gora Nandi (IIIT Allahabad)
        Human Robot Interactions- Future Challenges and Issues
Asokan Thondiyath (IIT Madras)
        Design, Modelling, and Control of Autonomous Underwater Robots
T.A.Dwarakanath (Bhabha Atomic Research Center)
Parallel Mechanism Based Systems
Shubhasis Bhaumik (Bengal Engineering & Science University, Sibpur)
        Multifinger Dexterous Robot Hands
Prabir Pal (Bhabha Atomic Research Center)
        Robotic Solutions for the Nuclear Industries
K.Jayarajan (Bhabha Atomic Research Center)
        Remote Handling Technology in Nuclear Industry
Alok Mukherjee (DRDO)
        Unmanned Ground Vehicles development
Anuj Kapuria (High Tech Robotics)
           Sponsor Talk
Neeraj Jain (National Brain Research Centre)

          Implications of brain plasticity in the control of brain-machine interface

In this workshop atleast 50 seats are available for post-graduate students and faculty in research and training institutes in India. If you are interested in attending, please download this form and ensure that the completed form along with the draft reaches by June 30, 2012. Post graduate students must have a signed letter from their supervisor and Head of the Department/Institute certifying that they are working in the area of robotics.  

Shortlisted candidates will be notified separately. There is a nominal registration fee of Rs. 1000/- for the workshop. The registration fees is to be paid via a draft made in the favour of Registrar IIT Delhi. Prospective attendees are requested to fill in the form, attach the draft and send the same by post as well as e-mail the scanned form and draft with the subject "Robotics Workshop" to Coordinator ( Expenses towards travel and local lodging/boarding will have to be borne by the participant’s organization.

The address for sending the paper application is


Prof. Santanu Chaudhury

Workshop on Advances in Robotics

Multimedia Lab Room No 405,

Block II Dept of Electrical Engineering

IIT Delhi Hauz Khas

New Delhi 110016

The deadline for the receiveing the completed application along with the draft is 30th June 2012.


Organized by:

IIT Delhi and Robotics Society of India

Supported by:

BRNS, IIT Delhi and High Tech Robotics