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Dr. Ganesha Udupa


Dr. Ganesha Udupa currently serves as Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri.

Qualification: BE, M.Tech, Ph.D
Research Interest: Nanometrology, Optical Instrumentation, Precision Engineering, Robotics


Dr. Ganesha Udupa received his M.Tech. in Product Engineering Systems Technology and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Precision Engineering and Metrology) from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. His doctoral dissertation was titled, “Investigations on Surface Topography Characterization by Confocal Microscopy.” He has Post Doctoral Research Felowship from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

Dr. Ganesha Udupa joined Amrita’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2004 as chairperson with years of international experience.

He continued on as a Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical and Production Engineering (SMPE) at NTU. He was also associated with the Innovation in Manufacturing System and Technology (IMST) Program undertaken as part of the university’s alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

While at NTU, Dr. Udupa conducted research at the Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology Center. He also developed a novel sub-surface nano-defects detection system for silicon wafers, for which he received a Singapore patent and filed for a US patent.

Dr. Udupa has published more than 80 papers in National and International Journals and conference proceedings.He has five patents to his credit.He was conferred the Best paper award (1st prize) for the outstanding Ph.D research paper at the 17th AIMTDR conference, Jan 1997, Warangal, India. He was received with a Foreign Travel Grant from CSIR for research paper presentation at 11th ASPE Annual meeting, Monterey, California, USA,1996.

Dr. Udupa was a principal investigator for the joint Amrita-ISRO funded project on Soft Lunar Lander and founded Amrita- ISRO & MISR labs. He is a mentor for Univeristy Mars Rover project wherein students regularly attend world Rover Challenge to be held in USA & European countries. One of his papers has recently presented and well received at the IEEE conference on Oct 29, 2010 at The Korean Institute of Science and Technology.

Dr. Udupa has guided numerous students for Ph.D., masters and bachelors level projects at Amrita. His current areas of interest include Robotics, Precision Engineering, Nano Metrology, Manufacturing Technology, Computer-Aided Inspection, Optical Instrumentation and Design of Interferometers, Holography / Shearography for NDT and Opto-Mechatronics. He was the key person of AICT sponsored National Nano Technology Workshop, conducted at Amrita. He organised the National Level Robotics Workshop on Oct 14-16 2006, April 4-6, 2008 and Jan 29-31, 2010 at Amritapuri campus, Kollam, Kerala.


Conference Paper

Evaluation of roundness error for cylindrical surfaces using vision system

Authors : Vysakh S., Dr. Ganesha Udupa, K.N. Surendran; Ganesha Udupa

Publisher : IConAMMA- 2019 International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications

Robotic gripper driven by flexible microactuator based on an innovative technique

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Dr. Pramod Sreedharan, Aditya, K.

Publisher : Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO

Development of Bio-machine based on the plant response to external stimuli

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

Publisher : Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2011 IEEE International Conference on

An Advanced Spider like Rocker-Bogie Suspension System for Mars Exploration Rovers

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

Publisher : The 4th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RITA) 2015

Conference Proceedings

Intuitive Manipulation of Delta Robot using Leap Motion

Authors : Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi, Dr. Ganesha Udupa, P. Giridharan, Dr. Ganesh Udupa

Publisher : 4th International and 19th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM2019)

Journal Article

A novel underactuated multi-fingered soft robotic hand for prosthetic application

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Dr. Pramod Sreedharan, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Publisher : Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier)

Innovative Anti-Bourdon tube pressure gauge for manufacturing industries (Received the Award of Rs. 15,000/- cash prize)

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Pramod Sreedharan

Publisher : International Machine tool Exhibition (IMTEX forming Tool tech 2014)

Anti-Bourdon tube pressure gauge

Authors : Dr. Pramod Sreedharan, Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Publisher : Measurement

Design and Development of an Intelligent Rover for Mars Exploration (Updated)

Authors : Prof. Balakrishnan Shankar, Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Maya Menon, A. S, VJ, U., Kalathil, S. T., Simon, A., CM, H., Mathew, D. P., Basil, P., Ramachandran, R., Sengar, A.,., Dutt, K., Murali, A., Tilak, C. Krishna, Suresh, A., Suresh, A., B. Shankar, and Dr. Ganesh Udupa

Publisher : The Mars Society with permission

Design and simulation of lunar soft lander

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Dr. Pramod Sreedharan, A. Krishnan

Publisher : International Journal of Control Theory and Applications

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