Webinar 4 in the Seminar on Robotics for rehabilitation and elderly care seminar series.

By Prof. Ashish Dutta, Jag Mohan Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Dean of Digital Infrastructure and Automation, IIT Kanpur on 3 March 2021

Abstract: Patients suffering from loss of hand or leg functions caused by stroke or spinal cord injuries have driven a surge in the development of wearable robotic devices. This talk covers several aspects of the design, control and experimentation of hand and leg exoskeletons for rehabilitation of stroke patients. The designs are based on the human joint motion trajectory, in order to emulate the motion Prof. Ashish Dutta obtained his PhD in Systems Engineering from Akita University, Japan, MTech from Jadavpur University and BTech from NIT Calicut. From 1994 to 2000 he was with the Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai where he worked on telemanipulator design and control for nuclear applications. Since 2002 he has been with IIT Kanpur, where he is currently the Jag Mohan Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Dean of Digital Infrastructure and Automation. He was also a visiting professor in Nagoya University, Japan in 2006 and is currently a visiting professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. His research interests are in the areas of humanoid robotics, motion planning in 3D, intelligent control systems and rehabilitation engineering. He has over 100 publications in various international journals, conferences, book chapters, books, etc. Prof. Dutta has also served as member of advisory board of ISRO Chandrayan II Lunar mission (2009), member of Bureau of Indian Standards, Task force on AI of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (2017-), Secretary of The Robotics Society(India) 2011-2017, etc.

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