Latest Happenings - Sakura Exchange Programme

Japan Science and Technology Society (JST), through Sakura Exchange Programme in Science has invited eight Research Scholars from IIT Kanpur under joint mentoring by Professor Hiroaki Wagatsuma, Department of Brain Science and Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology and Professor Bishakh Bhattacharya to address one of the most intriguing aspects of Child- Robot Interaction:

Learning in Children is all about Creating Episodic Memory in Chunks?

The Joint Graduate School Intelligent Car and Robotics Course, which has established for educations for engineers who have advanced specializations and comprehensive knowledge of interdisciplinary science and engineering, will offer energetic and talented Asian students an opportunity to encounter the essence through the actual training course, especially on “Brain-Inspired Robotics”, and then it will inevitably maximize the motivation of cross-country contributions in the future by intercommunicating between their own countries and Japan.

The students involved in the programme are: Mr. Aravind Muthuswamy (Team Leader), Mr. Arun Sharma (Team Controller), Mr. Himanshu Pandey, Ms. Rupal Srivastava, Mr. Dhrupal Shah, Mr. Hardik Soni, Mr. Santha Kumar, Mr. Ayush Singh.


University of Sheffield


The UK-India research initiative and DST, India have jointly funded a project in which the delamination in composite laminate could be detected and controlled in real-time by using the dynamic response of the system. The technology is envisaged to be highly demanding in the field of Health monitoring of Composites for Aerospace appplications.
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Waseda University, Japan


Through a productive link with Prof. Harutoshi Ogai of Waseda University, Japan, our lab has developed crawler robots for pipe health monitoring. The two robots Mushik and Mogurinko are developed with touch sensors which can sense the faults in pipes precisely.



KTH Sweden


SAATH will use real-world scenarios of mobility degradation due to ageing and how this affects the normal daily activities of elderly persons in India and Sweden. The project covers the full range of requirements from basic physical activity monitoring to identify need for supporhtive action, and, once this has been identified, to provide a variety of physical assistance to meet this need as it grows due to the ageing process (from smart sticks to help a person move from one place to another; to wearable exoskeletons to help specific joints for performing normal human motions). SAATH extends current and previous projects of the partners to allow the various solutions to be integrated into the assistive SAATH solutions via a flexible modular approach (to be developed and agreed) to facilitate scalability of the evolving assistance that is provided to meet individual needs due to ageing.

SAATH extends a successful Indian-Swedish DST-VINNOVA research partnership in embedded systems to include expertise in robotics and systems design so that key daily life personal mobility problems in the global ageing society can be targeted and commercially viable solutions developed and delivered.

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Design And Development Of Aquatic Autonomous Observatory (Niracara Svayamsasita VedhShala - NSVS)

SAATH (Seamless Affordable Assistive Technology for Health)

best poster award for the paper titled "Studies on Smart Re-configurable Parabolic Space Antenna" by Sahil Kalra, B. S. Munjal and Bishakh Bhattacharya at the 9th IPS Symposium at Waseda University, Japan

Best paper award in the 8th International collaboration Symposium on Information, Production and Systems ISIPS 2014 at Waseda University, Japan for the paper "Design of Passive Pipe Health Monitoring Systems" by Nayan Jyoti Baishya, Himanshu Panday, Vaibhav Verma and Bishakh Bhattacharya


Recent Publication

Himanshu Panday, Hanut Mathur, Mridula Singh and Bishakh Bhattacharya (2015) : An overview of smart material exploration in texture recognition: Comparative analysis with contemporary techniques, ISSS National Conference on MEMS Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, Kochi, India;

Rituparna Datta, Sikhar Pradhan and Bishakh Bhattacharya (2015): Analysis and Design Optimization of a robotic gripper using multi-objective Genetic Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, DOI 10.1109 / TSMC.2015.2437847.


Roy Kaushik., Bhattacharya Bishakh., Ray-Chaudhuri Samit., (2015): ARX model-based damage sensitive features for structural damage localization using output-only measurements, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 349, pp. 99-122.