Harshal Oza, Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received three-year funding from the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, for research on Quaternion based leader-follower robust tracking control of an industrial robot using an anthropomorphic arm. Professor Oza's research project aims to develop a method to control an industrial robot remotely. Professor Oza said, "The principal motivation of this project is to develop a safe technology for operators of industrial robots, especially in hazardous area applications. The currently available technology in the area makes the operator's task cumbersome when interacting with a robot via two or three-dimensional devices, such as a joystick or teaching pendants. We will use a dexterous wearable accessory as a leader to generate the desired joint trajectories of the follower, a 6-degrees of freedom robot."