Vineet Vashista

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas: Wearable & Rehabilitation Robotics, Human-robot Interaction, Cable-driven Robotics, Human Movement Adaption

Email: vineet.vashista@iitgn.ac.in

The research work at the Human-Centered Robotics (HCR) Lab uses the principles of human motor and movement adaptation to develop novel human-centered robotic technologies to improve the quality of human life. The main focus has been on the integration of this understanding within the robot’s design and control to enable a desired physical human-robot interaction. The HCR Lab includes researchers with engineering and cognitive science backgrounds and places a significant emphasis on human studies to evaluate the performance of proposed paradigms.

Education:

Ph.D. 2015 - Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA

M.Tech. 2008 - Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

B.E. 2006 - Mechanical Engineering, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India

Professional and Teaching Experience:

2015 – present: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Research Work:

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Singh, Y., Rodrigues, V., Prado, A., Agrawal, S. K., & Vashista, V. (2020, September). Lower-limb strategy assessment during a virtual reality based dual-motor-task. In 2020 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) (pp. 252-257). IEEE.
  • Y. Singh et al., “Dual-Motor-Task of Catching and Throwing a Ball During Overground Walking in Virtual Reality,” in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 1661-1667, July 2020, doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.2999352.
  • Prajapati, P., Parekh, S., & Vashista, V. (2020, June). On the Human Control of a Multiple Quadcopters with a Cable-suspended Payload System. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, 2020, pp. 2253-2258.
  • Iyer, S. S., Joseph, J. V., & Vashista, V. (2020). Evolving towards Subject Specific Gait Rehabilitation through Single Joint Resistive Force Interventions. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 14, 15.
  • Prajapati, P., Parekh, S., & Vashista, V. (2019, October). Collaborative Transportation of Cable-Suspended Payload using Two Quadcopters with Human in the loop. In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • Singh, Y., Kher, M., & Vashista, V. (2019, October). Intention detection and gait recognition (IDGR) system for gait assessment: a pilot study. In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE. Best Indian Students (Finalist) Award.
  • Iyer, S. S., Joseph, J. V., Sanjeevi, N. S. S., Singh, Y., & Vashista, V. (2019, October). Development and Applicability of a Cable-driven Wearable Adaptive Rehabilitation Suit (WeARS). In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE. Best Research Award (Finalist) Award.
  • Sanjeevi, N. S. S., & Vashista, V. (2019). Effect of Cable Co-sharing on the Workspace of a cable-Driven Serial Chain Manipulator. In Proceedings of the Advances in Robotics 2019 (pp. 1-6)
  • Panchal, N., Sanjeevi, N. S. S., & Vashista, V. (2018, August). Lower limb musculoskeletal stiffness analysis during swing phase as a cable-driven serial chain system. In 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob) (pp. 934-939). IEEE.
  • Kang, J., Martelli, D., Vashista, V., Martinez-Hernandez, I., Kim, H., & Agrawal, S. K. (2017). Robot-driven downward pelvic pull to improve crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy. Science Robotics, 2(8), eaan2634.
  • Kang, J., Vashista, V., & Agrawal, S. K. (2017). On the adaptation of pelvic motion by applying 3-dimensional guidance forces using TPAD. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(9), 1558-1567.
  • Sanjeevi, N. S. S., & Vashista, V. (2017, July). On the stiffness analysis of a cable driven leg exoskeleton. In 2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) (pp. 455-460). IEEE.
  • Vashista, V., Khan, M., & Agrawal, S. K. (2016). A novel approach to apply gait synchronized external forces on the pelvis using A-TPAD to reduce walking effort. IEEE robotics and automation letters, 1(2), 1118-1124. 
  • Martelli, D., Vashista, V., Micera, S., & Agrawal, S. K. (2015). Direction-dependent adaptation of dynamic gait stability following waist-pull perturbations. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 24(12), 1304-1313. 
  • Vashista, V., Martelli, D., & Agrawal, S. K. (2015). Locomotor adaptation to an asymmetric force on the human pelvis directed along the right leg. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 24(8), 872-881.
  • Q. J. Duan, V. Vashista and S. K. Agrawal, “Effect on Wrench Feasible Workspace of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots by Adding Springs”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 86, pp. 201-210, 2015.
  • V. Vashista, X. Jin and S. K. Agrawal, “Active Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (A-TPAD) to Study Force Adaptation in Human Walking,” In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 718-723).
  • Singh, Y., Rodrigues, V., Prado, A., Agrawal, S. K., & Vashista, V. (2020, September). Lower-limb strategy assessment during a virtual reality based dual-motor-task. In 2020 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) (pp. 252-257). IEEE.
  • Y. Singh et al., “Dual-Motor-Task of Catching and Throwing a Ball During Overground Walking in Virtual Reality,” in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 1661-1667, July 2020, doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.2999352.
  • Prajapati, P., Parekh, S., & Vashista, V. (2020, June). On the Human Control of a Multiple Quadcopters with a Cable-suspended Payload System. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, France, 2020, pp. 2253-2258.
  • Iyer, S. S., Joseph, J. V., & Vashista, V. (2020). Evolving towards Subject Specific Gait Rehabilitation through Single Joint Resistive Force Interventions. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 14, 15.
  • Prajapati, P., Parekh, S., & Vashista, V. (2019, October). Collaborative Transportation of Cable-Suspended Payload using Two Quadcopters with Human in the loop. In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • Singh, Y., Kher, M., & Vashista, V. (2019, October). Intention detection and gait recognition (IDGR) system for gait assessment: a pilot study. In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE. Best Indian Students (Finalist) Award.
  • Iyer, S. S., Joseph, J. V., Sanjeevi, N. S. S., Singh, Y., & Vashista, V. (2019, October). Development and Applicability of a Cable-driven Wearable Adaptive Rehabilitation Suit (WeARS). In 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (pp. 1-6). IEEE. Best Research Award (Finalist) Award.
  • Sanjeevi, N. S. S., & Vashista, V. (2019). Effect of Cable Co-sharing on the Workspace of a cable-Driven Serial Chain Manipulator. In Proceedings of the Advances in Robotics 2019 (pp. 1-6)
  • Panchal, N., Sanjeevi, N. S. S., & Vashista, V. (2018, August). Lower limb musculoskeletal stiffness analysis during swing phase as a cable-driven serial chain system. In 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob) (pp. 934-939). IEEE.
  • Kang, J., Martelli, D., Vashista, V., Martinez-Hernandez, I., Kim, H., & Agrawal, S. K. (2017). Robot-driven downward pelvic pull to improve crouch gait in children with cerebral palsy. Science Robotics, 2(8), eaan2634.
  • Kang, J., Vashista, V., & Agrawal, S. K. (2017). On the adaptation of pelvic motion by applying 3-dimensional guidance forces using TPAD. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 25(9), 1558-1567.
  • Sanjeevi, N. S. S., & Vashista, V. (2017, July). On the stiffness analysis of a cable driven leg exoskeleton. In 2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) (pp. 455-460). IEEE.
  • Vashista, V., Khan, M., & Agrawal, S. K. (2016). A novel approach to apply gait synchronized external forces on the pelvis using A-TPAD to reduce walking effort. IEEE robotics and automation letters, 1(2), 1118-1124. 
  • Martelli, D., Vashista, V., Micera, S., & Agrawal, S. K. (2015). Direction-dependent adaptation of dynamic gait stability following waist-pull perturbations. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 24(12), 1304-1313. 
  • Vashista, V., Martelli, D., & Agrawal, S. K. (2015). Locomotor adaptation to an asymmetric force on the human pelvis directed along the right leg. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 24(8), 872-881.
  • Q. J. Duan, V. Vashista and S. K. Agrawal, “Effect on Wrench Feasible Workspace of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots by Adding Springs”, Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 86, pp. 201-210, 2015.
  • V. Vashista, X. Jin and S. K. Agrawal, “Active Tethered Pelvic Assist Device (A-TPAD) to Study Force Adaptation in Human Walking,” In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 718-723).

PATENTS:

  • Agrawal, S.K., Vashista, V., Jiyeon, K. and Jin, X., Columbia University of New York, 2019. Human movement research, therapeutic, and diagnostic devices, methods, and systems. U.S. Patent 10,406,059. 
  • Agrawal, S.K., Kurbanhusen, M.S. and Vashista, V., University of Delaware, 2012. Pelvic orthosis systems and methods. U.S. Patent Application 13/358,959.

Research Lab: https://labs.iitgn.ac.in/hcr-lab/