Ashitava Ghosal

Ashitava Ghosal


PhD, Stanford University, California, 1986
MS, University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida, 1982
BTech, IIT Kanpur, 1980
+91 80 2293 2956

Research Interests

Kinematics, dynamics, control and design of robots and other computer-controlled mechanical systems, Theoretical and numerical investigations of non-linear dynamical systems, Kinematics of parallel mechanisms and manipulators
Design of mechanical systems,
Biomedical devices, CAD/CAM


  • ME 240 Dynamics and Control of Mechanical Systems
  • ME 246 Introduction to Robotics
  • PD 229 Computer Aided Product Design

Selected Recent Publications

  • Ashwin, K. P., Chaudhury, A. N. and Ghosal, A., “Efficient representation of ducts and cluttered spaces for realistic motion planning of hyper-redundant robots through confined paths”, Computer-Aided Design, Vol. 119,  2020, 102777.
  • Ashwin, K. P. and Ghosal, A., “Static modeling of miniaturized pneumatic artificial muscles, kinematic analysis and experiments on an endoscopic end-effector”, IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics , Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 1429-1439, 2019.  DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2019.2916783.
  • Puneet Singh, Abhishek Lenka, Albert Stezin, Ketan Jhunjhunwala, Pramod Kumar Pal, Ashitava Ghosal, Aditya Murthy, “Basal ganglia contributions during the learning of a visuomotor rotation: effect of dopamine, deep brain stimulation and reinforcement”, European Journal of Neuroscience, June 2019.
  • Ahmad, N., Ranganath, R. and Ghosal A., “Modeling of coupled dynamics of damping particles filled in the cells of a honeycomb sandwich plate and experimental validation”, JVC/Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 25, No. 11, pp. 1706-1719, 2019.
  • Ashwin, K. P. and Ghosal, A., “A survey of static modeling of miniaturized pneumatic artificial muscles with new model and experimental results”, Trans. ASME, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 70, No. 4, pp. 040802-19, 2018.

Sponsored Projects

Onboard passive micro vibration isolation in spacecraft, STC, 2017-2020

Additional Information

  • Elected Member of IFToMM Executive Committee (2016-2019 & 2020-2023)
  • Elected Fellow of Indian National of Engineering (2010)
  • Associate Editor: Mechanism and Machine Theory, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
  • Robotics: Fundamental Concepts and Analysis, Oxford University Press (2006)