Abstract: Advanced control of robotics is an active area of research with numerous opportunities for innovation in technology. The research effort invariably tends to be multidisciplinary and requires insights of engineering practice and sound scientific roots. The talk will begin with introduction and nature of research in engineering. Next, current challenges in industrial robotics will be discussed. This will introduce the Department of Scienceand Technology sponsored project being investigated by the speaker. Finally, current results will be shared in a way that undergraduate students interested in the areacan plan their participation at Ahmedabad University or otherwise. [This work was presented in the 15th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (IEEE-VSS),Graz, Austria]
About the Speaker: Harshal Oza is an Assistant Professor at School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ahmedabad University. His main interests belong to the multidisciplinary areas of Control Systems and Aerospace Engineering. He has experience in industry sectors such as oil and
petrochemical refining and industrial automation. Prior to joining Ahmedabad University, he was with University of Kent, UK as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He holds a PhD in Electronics (UK), an M.S. in Control Systems engineering (UK) and a B.E. in Mechatronics (India).