Vineet Vashista

Motor Control and Rehabilitation

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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


Lab Website: Human-Centered Robotics Lab

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.


  • PhD:  Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA (2015)
  • MTech: Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India (2008)
  • BE: Mechanical Engineering, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India (2006)

Professional Research Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (2015 to present)

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.

Courses Taught:

  • ES 321 – Dynamics and Vibrations for ME students
  • ES 613 – Modern Control Theory