Professor

Prof P Vivekananda Shanmuganathan

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interests

  1. Robotics and Multibody Dynamics
  2. Mechatronics and Automation

Education

1992

Government College of Engineering, Turunelveli,
India
BE

1996

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore,
India
ME

2003

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
India
PhD

Experience

  • July 2020–June 2021 - Dean – School of Technology, Woxsen University, Hyderabad.
  • July 2017–June 2020 - Professor, Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore.
  • Jan 2009-June 2017 - Professor, VIT University, Vellore.
  • 2013-2017 - Local Coordinator, Erasmus Mundus Partnerships (India-Europe and Asia-Europe) and Erasmus+ (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
  • 2010-2007 - Coordinator – International Relations (School of Mechanical Engineering), VIT University, Vellore.
  • 2009-2011 - Chair – Mechatronics Division, VIT University, Vellore.
  • 2005-2007 - Coordinator-Post-Graduate Programmes (Mechanical and Building Sciences), VIT University, Vellore.
  • Feb 2004–Dec 2008 - Associate Professor, VIT University, Vellore.
  • Dec 2004 - Technical Chair, 21st AIMTDR Conference, Vellore.
  • June 2003–Feb 2004 - Senior Assistant Professor, Vellore Institute of Technology.
  • 1996–2002 - Institute Research Scholar, IIT Bombay.
  • 1994-1996 - Teaching Assistant, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
  • Sept 1993–July 1994 - Research Associate - PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Research Interest

  • Modelling and simulation of various Legged robots and exoskeletal devices
  • Robot Vision and Visual Servoing
  • Rehabilitation robotics

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2013-2016 - Erasmus Mundus Academic Staff Fellow, Politechnico di Milano, Italy
  • 1996-2000 - Institute Research Scholarship, IIT Bombay
  • 1994-1996 - GATE Scholarship, PSG College of Technology

Memberships

  • Association of Machines and Mechanisms
  • IEEE Robotics & Automation Society
  • Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Indian Society of Technical Education

Publications

EDITED VOLUME
  • Innovating the future through manufacturing. Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi. P.V. Shanmuganathan, K. Raja and P. Kuppan, Eds. (2005; 21st AIMTDR Conference)
JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • Fast responsive soft bio-mimetic robotic actuators, R. Goyal, P.L. Madhuri, S.K. Prasad, G. Hegde, and P.V. Shanmuganathan, Materials Today: Proceedings, 15(2), 300-308 (2019)
  • Flexible Threshold Visual Odometry Algorithm Using Fuzzy Logics, R. Mahajan, P.V. Shanmuganathan, V. Karar, and S. Poddar, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing , 703, 289-302 (2018)
  • Tribology of Silicon Surfaces: A review, K.M. Kumar, P.V. Shanmuganathan, and A. Sethuramiah, Materials Today: Proceedings, 5(11), 24809-24819 (2018)
  • Modeling and control of collaborative robot system using haptic feedback, P.V. Shanmuganathan, P. Lad, and M. Pawar, Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, 3(2), 1549-1555 (2017)
  • Simulation and modeling of 6-dof biped mechanism, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 8(S2), 185-188 (2015)
  • Exoskeleton robot manipulator for gait refinement, A.S. Abraham, N.A. Nambiraj, and P.V. Shanmuganathan, ARPN Journal for Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8(10), 846-848 (2013)
  • Development of a prototype sensor for measuring ground reaction force on a walking robot, K. Divakaran and P.V. Shanmuganathan, International Journal of Current Research, 3(11), 119-122 (2011)
  • Search for Initial Conditions for Sustained Hopping of Passive Springy-Leg Offset-Mass Hopping Robot, B. Seth, P. Seshu, P.V. Shanmuganathan, V.V. Vichare, and P. Raj, ASME Journal of Dynamics Systems, Measurements & Control (2007)
  • Passive Dynamics of Kangaroo-like Hopping Robot, B. Seth, P. Seshu, P.V. Shanmuganathan, Journal of Institution of Engineers (India), 87, 39-45 (2006)
  • An Algorithm for Splitting a Box by a Loop and Its Applications in Manufacturing, K.P. Karunakaran, A. Kheerwal, P.V. Shanmuganathan, and R. Shringi, International Journal of CAD/CAM, 3(2), 85-95 (2003)
SELECT CONFRERENCE PROCEEDINGS
  • Design and development of soft actuators for surgical application, S. Ghate, G. Kulikovskis and P.V. Shanmuganathan, International Conference on Data Management, Analytics and Innovation (ICDMAI) (2017)
  • Actuation of Prosthetic Drive using EMG Signal, P. Geethanjali, P.V. Shanmuganathan, and K.K. Ray, IEEE TENCON (2009).
  • Modular Testrig For Underactuated Legged Locomotion, P.V. Shanmuganathan and A.A. Reddy, 22nd International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics, and Factories of the Future (2006)
  • Single-link springy leg in passive hopping, P.V. Shanmuganathan, B. Seth and P. Seshu , National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (1999).
  • 3-D Camera calibration for machine vision applications, P.V. Shanmuganathan, P. Radhakrishnan, A.I. Edinbarough and K. Natarajan, 18th National Systems Conference (1995)
  • Closed form inverse kinematics solution for a 5-axis articulated robot manipulator, P. V. Shanmuganathan, P. Radhakrishnan, A.I. Edinbarough and K. Natarajan, 18th National Systems Conference (1995)

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