GIAN Course 1

(December 20 – 30, 2016)

  The Robotics course includes mechanical, electronics and computing aspects for designing and building robot systems. Different robot applications will be considered for explanation of kinematics and dynamics and also for the controller design, robot mobility, robot-safety and performance benchmarking. Design and fabrication of some robotic systems via experimental assignments are included in the practical hands-on sessions. The participants will be encouraged to work in interdisciplinary groups for programming and project based exercises.


Module 1 (December 20-24, 2016)

Kinematics, Dynamics and Motion Planning: Manipulator and Mobile robots.

A basic module for Robotics enthusiasts (students/researchers/academicians) from different streams – Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics Engineering and Computer Sciences. A common practice at international Robotic courses.

Module 2 (December 26-30, 2016)

Robot Design Measures, Safety, Benchmarking and assessment

To reinforce international emerging safety requirements in Robotic design and utilisation of the different application, through training of the measures used in practice.



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Professor Gurvinder Singh Virk

Professor of Robotics, University of Gävle &

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SWEDEN

A technical and engineering expert with extensive experience of international research collaboration in a wide areas of mobile robotics (walking and climbing), personal care robots (including exoskeletons for medical and non-medical applications), intelligent controllers, robot safety and robot modularity. Professor Virk was the coordinator of the highly successful EC funded Network of Excellence on Climbing and walking robots (CLAWAR). Prof Virk is a leading actor in international robot standardization and is Convener of three work groups on robot safety and robot modularity as well as member of several other robot standardization projects.


Dr Ekta Singla

Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Ropar

Dr Ekta Singla is an assistance professor at IIT Ropar. Prior to this, she was a research associate at ISIR, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, and worked for an evolutionary design of a robotic arm for cluttered environments. Recipient of National Award, Institute of Engineers, National Doctoral Fellowship (AICTE) during her PhD from IIT Kanpur and Institute Gold Medal during Masters, she has contributed in the kinematic synthesis, motion planning and development of redundant robotic arms for constrained workspaces.

Her current research interests inclined towards the task-oriented designs of robots using modular approach and for an assistive tool for task-oriented  type synthesis of hybrid manipulators. Recently, she initiated platform, PUNJRobotics, to assist in uplifting the interdisciplinary field of Robotics, within the institute and around.