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

Sponsored Projects (Principal Investigator)

National Projects :

    Design & Development of robotic hand exoskeleton for rehabilitaiton of stroke and parkinson patients
    Funding : Dept. of Science and Technology, Amount: Rs 54.0 Lakhs  , Duration: 2018-2021.
        Design & development of an exoskeleton robot for human hand support and rehabilitation.
        Funding : Dept. of Science and Technology, Amount: Rs 23.2 Lakhs  , Duration: 2008-2011.

      • Analysis of human Gait and design of leg rehabilitation exoskeleton.
        Funding: DST, Amount: 12 Lakhs , Duration:  2013-2015.

        Development of modular  robotics systems for education.
        Funding: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Amount: Rs 16.44 Lakhs (Total : 90.44 Lakhs) Duration : 2010
        Traction control algorithm development and testing for Lunar Rover mobility system.
        Funding: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Trivandrum, Amount: 8 Lakhs  (2009 - 2010)
        Lunar Rover development for testing of vision based navigation and traction control algorithms.
        Funding: IIT Kanpur, Amount : Rs 30 Lakhs  (2009-2010)
      • Development of a leg exoskeleton for soldier support. 
        Funding : Defense Research & Development Organisation. Amount: Rs 22.04 Lakhs, Duration: 2014 - 2016

      • Development of a Humanoid Robot for Hazardous Applications. 
        Funding : Dept. of Science and Tech., Amount: Rs 24.04 Lakhs (US$ 60,000), Duration: 2003-2006 (Completed)

      • Development of finger tip micro shear force sensors for investigating fine object   manipulation.
        Funding: IIT Kanpur,  Amount: Rs 8.45 lakhs  (US$ 19,600) , Duration :2003-2004 (Completed)

      • Development of micro fingertip sensors for applications in robotic and prosthetic hands.
        Funding: Ministry of Human Resource and Development,Amount: 25 Lakhs (US$ 63,000), Duration:  2005-2008. (Completed)

      • Development of fingertip micro slip sensors for investigating object manipulation and slip.
        Funding: Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Amount: Rs 12.50 Lakhs (US$ 28,000), Duration: 2006-2008. (On going)

      International Projects (As Principal Investigator):

      • Advanceing MEG based Brain Computer Interface supported upper limb reahabilitation post stroke
        : UKIERI Amount:    Rs 40,50,000/- (Indian Part).    Duration : (2017-2020). Project Partner:  Prof. Girijesh Prasad, Professor, Intelligent Systems Research Centre, University of Ulster, UK. Indian PI: Dr. A. Dutta (IITK)


      • Assistive robotics using multi sensory networks.
      • Funding: Strategic India-Japan cooperative program. Amount: Rs 36.28 Lakhs  (India Side)
      • Japanese PI: Prof. T. Shibata, Nara Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, Japan (2010-2013)
      • Indian PI: Dr. Ashish Dutta, IIT Kanpur.


      • A BCI operated hand exoskeleton based neuro rehabiitation system for movement analysis in paralysis
        : UKIERI Amount:    Rs 30,50,000/- (Indian Part).    Duration : (2014-2016). Project Partner:  Prof. Girijesh Prasad, Professor, Intelligent Systems Research Centre, University of Ulster, UK. Indian PI: Dr. A. Dutta (IITK)


      • Development of force reflecting surgical robot using micro fingertip sensors.
        : INDO – ITALIAN Program of Cooperation in Science and Technology. Amount:    Rs 3,50,000/- (Indian Part)   (2005-2008) Project Partner:  Prof. Paolo Firioni, Dept of Computer Science, University of Verona, ITALY. Indian PI: Dr. A. Dutta (IITK)


    • Consultancy Projects
    • Development of Electrical Brakes for the Tejas Aircraft: Feasibility study and simulation.
    • Funding : Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) , Lucknow. (2009)


    • Development of a three finger hand using Ionic Polymer Metal Composites.
      Funding: CMERI, Amount: Rs 1, 00,000/-  (2006-2007).


    Co-Principal Investigator in other major Projects :

    Neural network based visual motor coordination of a 7DOF manipulator and FPGA implementation of neural control algorithms.

    Funding: DRDO  Amount: Rs 49 Lakhs , PI: Dr. L. Behera, EE Dept., IITK.

    • Development of a mixed reality system for enhanced teleoperation.
      : BRNS  Amount: 25 Lakhs (US$ 63,000),  Duration: 2003-2006, Project Investigator: Dr. K.S. Venkatesh , Dept. of EE, IIT, Kanpur


    Laboratory Development   :

    • Development of a Flexible Manufacturing System for modernization of Manufacturing  Laboratory.
      MHRD (MODROB),   Amount: Rs14 Lakhs (US$ 32,500),Duration: 2004-2006