Dr. Ashish Dutta

Indian Institute of Technology

Dr. Ashish Dutta
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Office: Faculty Building Room 338
Phone:91-512-2597562 (Off.), 2598710 (Res)
Affiliated Center(s):
 Centre for Mechatronics


Educational details:



Akita University, Japan

Systems Engg.



Jadavpur University, India

Production Engg.



R.E.C. Calicut, India

Mechanical Engg.



Research / Teaching experience:




Nature of work

Nov. 2002 - onwards

IIT Kanpur, India

Teaching and Research

May 2006 - March 2007

Nagoya University, Japan

Teaching and Research

April 1998 - Oct 1998

Tohoku University, Japan

Research / Japanese Language study

April 1994 - Sept. 2000

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre


Jan. 1990 - Aug. 1992

E.M.C. Ltd., Calcutta, India

Marketing and Project Execution



Major scientific fields of research interest:


Humanoid robotics, motion planning, leg and hand exoskeletons, intelligent control systems, Brain Computer Interface for rehabilitation robotics.



Administrative experience :


Dean, Digital Infrastructure and Automation, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur (2020 – ).


Head, Computer Centre, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur (2012 – 2015).


Associate Dean (Digital Infrastructure), IIT Kanpur (2014-2015).


Coordinator, Centre for Mechatronics, IIT Kanpur (2017 - ).



Professional Activity:


Member - "Task force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s economic transformation" - Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. 2018 .


Member - Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) section on production automation systems and robotics (BIS- PGD 18). 2017 – onwards.


Member - Scientific Advisory Board for ISRO Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Mission – ISRO - 2009 .


Secretary - Robotics Society of India : 2011 – 2014, 2014 - 2017.


Member IEEE, Member of Japanese Ergonomics Society.





Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology Scholarship (MONBUSHO) for research in Japan ('98 - '02).


Editorial Board / Reviewer:


Editorial Consultant Board: International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.


International Journal Reviewer: IEEE Sensors, IJRA, IJARS, Robotica, AMT, Humanoid robotics, etc.


Conference committee / reviewer: IEEE IES, IEEE ICRA, IEEE RAM, IEEE ICAR, IEEE MSC, etc.


Phd Guidance Completed: 8 (Ongoing : 6 ME)


M. Tech. Guidance:


Completed 45 M. Tech students (2003 -2018)

Under graduate project guidance (BTP) Completed 24 group guidance (2003 - 2018).


Courses taught:



a) Introduction to Robotics (ME 762)

b) Robot Dynamics and Control (ME 763)

c) Robot Motion Planning (ME 766)


Under graduate:-

a) Automation and Control (ME 453)

b) Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (ME 352)

c) Machine Design and Graphics (ME 251)

d) Engineering Graphics (TA 101)