Dr. Ashish Dutta

Indian Institute of Technology

 
 
Dr. Ashish Dutta
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Head, Computer Centre
Email:adutta@iitk.ac.in
Office: Faculty Building Room 338
Phone:91-512-2597562 (Off.), 2598710 (Res)
Fax:91-512-2597408
Research Associate: Biswanath Panda, Anupam Sana
Affiliated Center(s):
 Centre for Mechatronics

Development of micro sensors and actuators for a variety of applications emulating human like grasping slip control, vibration control, compliant motion generation etc. A few research areas  are :

 

  • Vibration control of a flexible robot link using Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC)

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  • Design of partially compliant 4 bar mechanism using Ionic Polymer Metal Composites

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Fig. Partially compliant 4 bar mechanism using IPMC for variable path generation

 

  • Development of fingertip sensors for grasping force control

                     

              Fig.  Matrix micro sensors for robotic fingertips.                        Fig. Three finger hand

 

 

 

Relevant publications:

 

 

  • D. Bandopadhya, B. Bhattacharya, A. Dutta. “An Active Vibration Control Strategy for a Flexible Link Using Distributed Ionic Polymer Metal Composites”, Smart Materials and Structures, Vol.16, 2007, pp. 617-625

  • D. Bandopadhya, B. Bhattacharya, A. Dutta. “Modeling of Hybrid Damping Scheme Using Smart Magnetostrictive Composites for Flexible Manipulator", Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2007, (DOI 10.1177/0731684407076743).

  • Dibakar Bandopadhya, Bishakh Bhattacharya, Ashish Dutta. “Active vibration control strategy for a single link flexible manipulator using ionic polymer metal composites”, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 2006, (DOI 10.1177/1045389X07076277).

  • D. Bandopadhya, A. Dutta, B. Bhattacharya, “Active vibration suppression for a flexible link using IPMC”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, Bangkok, 2006, pp. 28-33.

  • D. Goswami, L. Behera and Ashish Dutta, “Simulation and Experiments on a Robot Arm”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS), Singapore, 2005.

  • Dibakar Bandopadhya, Ashish Dutta, Bishakh Bhattacharya, “Pseudo-Rigid Body Modeling of a 4-bar Mechanism Having IPMC Based Rocker”, Proceedings of the IEEE Multi Conference on Systems and Control, Singapore, 2007 (To appear).

  • Swagat Kumar, Amit Shukla, Ashish Dutta, Laxmidhar Behera. “A model-free redundancy resolution technique for visual motor coordination of a 6 DOF robot manipulator”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Singapore, 2007. (To appear) .

  • Dibakar Bandopadhya, Bishakh Bhattacharya, Ashish Dutta, “Passive and Active Damping Characteristics of IPMC as Smart Actuator”, Proceedings of the IEEE Multi Conference on Systems and Control, Singapore, 2007. (To appear)