December 27, 2020


Faculty & Lab Incharge

Dr. Ekta Singla is presently working as Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Ropar. Prior to this, she was working as Senior Project Engineer at IIT Kanpur. She has experienced one year post-doctoral research at Institute de Systems Intelligence et de Robotics (ISIR), UPMC, Paris, France, in the area of Evolutionary Design. Her PhD from IIT Kanpur covered the study, analysis and development of customized manipulators for cluttered environments. During her PhD, she visited Technical University, Berlin, Germany, as a visiting research student for a project on rehabilitation.
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Post-Doc Fellows

Name: Dr. Abhishek Rudra Pal
Program: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Duration: 2020 – present

PhD Students

Name: Anubhav Dogra
Program: Direct PhD
Duration: Dec. 2016 — Present
Research Direction: Optimal Design of Modules for Reconfigurable Manipulators.
Interests and Skills: Design, Serial Manipulators, Design Optimization, Topology Optimization, CAD, CAE, Robotics Operating System (ROS), etc.
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Name: Sakshi Gupta
Program: PhD
Duration: Dec. 2016 — Present
Research Direction: Design of Exoskeleton for Upper Body Rehabilitation.
Interests and Skills: Kinematic Synthesis, Optimal Exoskeleton Design, CAD, etc.
Profiles: ResearchGateGoogle Scholar

Name: Ashwani Kushwaha
Program: Ext. PhD (also working as Senior Principle Scientist at CSIR-CMERI)
Duration: Dec. 2016 — Present.
Research Direction: Robotic Assistance in Agriculture
Interest and Skills: Machine Design, Manufacturing, Machine Tools, Industrial Engineering and Robotics, etc.

Name: Vishal Agarwal
Program: PhD
Duration: — Present
Research Direction: Active Camouflage Robotic Skins
Interests and Skills:

Master Students

Name: Retesh Kumar
Program: M.Tech
Duration: — 2019 – Present
Research Direction: Robotic Assistance in Agriculture

Name: Sudhanshu Ranjan
Program: M.Tech
Duration: — 2019 – Present
Research Direction: 3D Printable Design of Planar Hybrid Manipulators

Projects & Interns

Name: Vishwa Poswal
Program: Intern
Duration: July 2020 — Present
Research Direction: Modularity in Light Weight Upper Limb Exoskeleton.
Interests and Skills: Design, CAD, Kinematic Synthesis, Analysis, Prototype Development, Medical Robots, Human-Robot Interaction, etc.
Profiles: LinkedIn