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Dr. Ganesha Udupa

Professor

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
ganesh@am.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Nanometrology, Optical Instrumentation, Precision Engineering, Robotics

Bio

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.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2017

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)

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Dr. Ganesh Udupa, and Pramod Sreedharan, “A novel underactuated multi-fingered soft robotic hand for prosthetic application”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (Elsevier) , vol. 100, pp. 267–277, 2017

Year : 2017

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)

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Dr. Ganesh Udupa, and Pramod Sreedharan, “Anti-Bourdon tube pressure gauge”, Measurement, vol. 101, pp. 190 - 199, 2017

Year : 2017

Anti-Bourdon tube pressure gauge

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

Publisher : Measurement


Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Dr. Ganesh Udupa, and Pramod Sreedharan, “Anti-Bourdon tube pressure gauge”, Measurement, vol. 101, pp. 190 - 199, 2017

Year : 2016

Design and manufacture of 3D printec myoelectric multi-fingered hand for prosthetic application

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Jeethesh Pai U; Sarath N.P.; Sarath N.P.; Sidharth R.; Kumar A.P.; Pramod S;

J. Pai U, N.P., S., N.P., S., R., S., A.P., K., S, P., and G, U., “Design and manufacture of 3D printec myoelectric multi-fingered hand for prosthetic application”, International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016, 2017.

Year : 2016

Design and simulation of lunar soft lander

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

Publisher : International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, Serials Publications.

A. Krishnan, Dr. Ganesh Udupa, and Pramod Sreedharan, “Design and simulation of lunar soft lander”, International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, vol. 9, pp. 5835-5843, 2016

Year : 2015

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

A. S, VJ, U., Kalathil, S. T., Simon, A., CM, H., Mathew, D. P., Maya Menon, Basil, P., Ramachandran, R., Sengar, A., Balakrishnan, A., Dutt, K., Murali, A., Tilak, C. Krishna, Suresh, A., Suresh, A., B. Shankar, and Dr. Ganesh Udupa, “Design and Development of an Intelligent Rover for Mars Exploration (Updated)”, The Mars Society with permission, 2015

Year : 2013

Design and Development of Mobile Operated Control System for Humanoid Robot

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

Publisher : International journal of Advances in Computing

S. Aswath, Krishna, T. Chinmaya, Abhay, S., and Ganesha, U., “Design and Development of Mobile Operated Control System for Humanoid Robot”, International journal of Advances in Computing, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 50-56, 2013.

Conference Paper

Year : 2020

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

Vysakh S., Surendran, K. N., and Udupa, G., “Evaluation of roundness error for cylindrical surfaces using vision system”, in IConAMMA- 2019 International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications, Bengaluru, India, 2020.

Year : 2017

Design and manufacture of Amrita Surya Vahini-A solar auto rickshaw

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa, .; Freeman, J.; Nimbewal, V.; Choudhary, R.K.; Sasikumar, S.; Nair, S.V.

Publisher : International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings

G. Udupa, Freeman, J., Nimbewal, V., Choudhary, R. K., Sasikumar, S., and Nair, S. V., “Design and manufacture of Amrita Surya Vahini-A solar auto rickshaw”, in International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings, 2017.

Year : 2015

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

Ajithkumar, N., Kalathil, S. T., Simon, A., VJ, U., Mathew, D. P., Basil, P., Dutt, K., and Dr. Ganesh Udupa, “An Advanced Spider like Rocker-Bogie Suspension System for Mars Exploration Rovers”, in The 4th International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RITA) 2015, Bucheon, Korea, 2015.

Year : 2011

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

K. Aditya, Chen, Y., Kim, E. - H., Dr. Ganesh Udupa, and Lee, Y. K., “Development of Bio-machine based on the plant response to external stimuli”, in Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Karon Beach, Phuket, 2011, pp. 1218-1223

Year : 2010

Robotic gripper driven by flexible microactuator based on an innovative technique

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

Publisher : ARSO

Dr. Ganesh Udupa, Pramod Sreedharan, and Aditya, K., “Robotic gripper driven by flexible microactuator based on an innovative technique”, in Proceedings of IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, ARSO, Seoul, 2010, pp. 111-116.

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

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)

P. Giridharan, Rajeevlochana G. Chittawadigi, and Dr. Ganesh Udupa, “Intuitive Manipulation of Delta Robot using Leap Motion”, 4th International and 19th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (iNaCoMM2019). Springer Publications , Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, 2019

Year : 2013

Innovative Flexing Technique for Bionic Hand Design

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

Publisher : Proceedings, Amrita Bio Quest, Amritapuri

S. Pramod, Ganesh, S., and Ganesha, U., “Innovative Flexing Technique for Bionic Hand Design”, Proceedings, Amrita Bio Quest, Amritapuri. 2013.

Patents

Year : 2021

Artificial Humanoid Robotic Hand and Process of Manufacturing Thereof

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

U. Ganesha, “Artificial Humanoid Robotic Hand and Process of Manufacturing Thereof”, U.S. Patent 3631/CHE/20112011.


Year : 2013

LIGHT WEIGHT MULTIPURPOSE SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

Publisher : U.S. Patent 4959/CHE/2013

U. Ganesha and Freeman, J., “LIGHT WEIGHT MULTIPURPOSE SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC VEHICLE”, U.S. Patent 4959/CHE/20132013.

Year : 2011

Artificial Humanoid Robotic Hand and Process of Manufacturing Thereof

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

U. Ganesha, “Artificial Humanoid Robotic Hand and Process of Manufacturing Thereof”, U.S. Patent 3631/CHE/20112011.

Journal

Year : 2013

An Intelligent Plant EMG Sensor System for Pre-detection of Environmental Hazards

Authors : Dr. Ganesha Udupa

A. K, Freeman, J., and Udupa, G., “An Intelligent Plant EMG Sensor System for Pre-detection of Environmental Hazards”. 2013.

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