Faculty

Dr. Sreekumar M

Assistant Professor

E-mail: msk@iiitdm.ac.in | Ph: +91-44-2747 6357

Education

IIT Madras

Chennai

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

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Anna University

Chennai

M.E. in Mechanical Engineering

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MK University

Madurai

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests

  1. Robotics

  2. Serial and Parallel Mechanisms

  3. Compliant Mechanisms

  4. Smart Materials and Smart Structures

  5. Fuzzy Control

  6. Biomimetics and Biomechanics

Honours + Awards + Recognitions

  1. Research Grants from University of Genova, Italy to work under Prof. Rezia Molfino (DIMEC), for three Months (Dec. 2005 to Feb. 2006) and for another one year (May 2006 to April 2007).

  2. Awarded First Prize for the essay titled Manufacturing Technology in 2050 for the essay competition conducted during the International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT2008), organized by INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineering) and DAE (Department of Atomic Energy) which was held at IITMadras, India, during Feb. 06-08, 2008.

  3. Best Paper Award (2nd Place) for the paper titled Development of Dielectric Electroactive Polymer Actuators for Robotic Applications, presented at the International Conf. on Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 2-5 Dec. 2010, Malaysia.

  4. Gold Medal for Best BTech Project (Student: Prasanth), Title: Design and Development of Artificial Muscle Actuated Smart Pump, 2011, by IIITD&M Kancheepuram.

  5. Visiting Professorship from University of Genova for AY 2012-14 for EMARO (European Master on Advanced Robotics) programme, Visited Italy during May 2012 and June/July 2014.

Work Experience

Teaching

  1. 13 Years (Including 17 Months at the University of Genova, Italy)

Industry

  1. 13 years

Professional Membership

  1. Life Member, AMM (Association for Machines and Mechanisms)

  2. Senior Member, IACSIT (International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology)

  3. Life Member, ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education)

  4. Senior Member, ISA (International Society of Automation)

  5. Member, IAARC (International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction)

  6. Member, IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

Professional Service

  1. Reviewer for Proceedings of IMechE, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

  2. Reviewer for International Journal of Smart Materials and Structures-IOP Publishing

  3. Reviewer for ISA Transactions

  4. Reviewer for ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

  5. Reviewer for Industrial Robot: An International Journal

  6. Reviewer for International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

  7. Reviewer for Robotica

  8. Reviewer for Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India)-Series C

  9. Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems

Journal Publications

  1. S. Usha, M. Sreekumar, “A study on the effect of surface topography on the actuation performance of stacked-rolled dielectric electro active polymer actuator”, Functional Materials Letters, Paper ID: FML-D-15-00128 R4, ACCEPTED. (Impact Factor: 1.606, SCI/Scopus Indexed)

  2. B Madhevan, M Sreekumar, “Systematic Approach for Role Assignment in Multi Robots using Leader Follower Approach: Experimental Observations”, International Journal of Robotics & Automation, Paper ID: 206-4578. ACCEPTED. (Impact Factor: 0.408, SCI/Scopus Indexed)

  3. B Madhevan, M Sreekumar, “Implementation of Role Assignment and Fault Tree Analysis for Multi Robot Interaction”, International Journal of Robotics & Automation, Paper ID: 206-4448. ACCEPTED. (Impact Factor: 0.408, SCI/Scopus Indexed)

  4. M Sreekumar, “A Robot Manipulator with Adaptive Fuzzy Controller in Obstacle Avoidance”, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series C-Springer, 2015, Paper Article In Press, DOI: 10.1007/s40032-015-0215-8. (Google Scholar Indexed)

  5. Koh, Keng Huat; M. Sreekumar; S.G., Ponnambalam, “Hybrid electrostatic and elastomer adhesion mechanism for wall climbing robot with biomimetic tail design", Mechatronics, doi:10.1016/j.mechatronics.2016.02.001, (Impact Factor-1.726, SCI/Scopus/Google Scholar Indexed)

  6. Hema Rajesh, M. Sreekumar, “Design and Simulation of a Novel Hybrid Leaf Spring with Embedded Cylindrical Structures”, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, Paper ID: IJHVS-106008. Int. J. Heavy Vehicle Systems, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2016, 131-154. (Impact Factor: 0.233, SCI/Scopus Indexed).

  7. B Madhevan, M Sreekumar, “Analysis of communication delay and packet loss during localization among mobile robots”, Book Chapter: Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, Springer-Verlag London, Vol. 385 (2), DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23258-4_1, ISBN 978-3-319-23258-4, 2015, pp. 3-12. Scopus Indexed

  8. Gourav Pandey, Sreekumar M, “Development of High Strength Bio-Composite Material for Light Weight Serial Robot Mechanisms,” Procedia Computer Science, 76 ( 2015 ) 512 – 521, (Scopus/Google scholar indexed).

  9. Jaiswal Sanket, Muthuswamy Sreekumar, “Instability analysis of mosquito fascicle under compressive load with vibrations and microneedle design”, Journal of Bionic Engineering. July 2015, 12, 443-452. (Impact Factor: 1.632, SCI/Scopus/Google Scholar Indexed).

  10. K H Koh, M Sreekumar, S G Ponnambalam, “Electrostatic Devices for Material Handling”, International Journal of Advancements in Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IJAEEE), 2014, 3(3), 38-42. DOI: 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-028-6-01-99.

  11. K H Koh, M Sreekumar, S G Ponnambalam, “Feasibility Study for Applying Electrostatic Adhesion on Wall Climbing Robots”, International Journal of Advancements in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (IJAMAE), 2014, 1(4), 53-58. ISSN 2372 –4153.

  12. Keng Huat Koh, M Sreekumar, S. G. Ponnambalam, Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Driving Voltage of an Electroadhesion Actuator, Materials (An Open Access International Journal), 2014 (7), 4963-4981. (Impact Factor: 2.247, Scopus/SCI Indexed).

  13. B Madhevan, M Sreekumar, Tracking Algorithm Using Leader Follower Approach for Multi Robots, Journal of Procedia Engineering-Elsevier, Vol. 64 ( 2013 ) 1426 – 1435. Scopus Indexed

  14. S.N. Keerthi Sagar, M. Sreekumar, Miniaturized Flow Pump using SMA Actuator, Procedia Engineering-Elsevier, Vol. 64 ( 2013 ) 896 – 906. Scopus Indexed

  15. S Usha and M Sreekumar, Elastic Behaviour of DEAP Film in the Development of Actuators, Procedia Engineering-Elsevier, Vol. 41 ( 2012 ) 1154 – 1161. Scopus Indexed

  16. KVSSD Prasanth, M Sreekumar, “Design of a New Biomimetic Flow Pump using SMA Actuators”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2012, Vol. 110-116, pp. 2903-2910. Scopus Indexed

  17. Usha Sait, Sreekumar Muthuswamy, “Development of Dielectric Electroactive Polymer Actuator for Robotic Applications”, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, 2011, Vol 4 (2), 180-187. Scopus Indexed

  18. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, “Kinetostatic Analysis of a Spatial Compliant Mechanism Actuated by Multiple Shape Memory Alloy Wires in Differential Form”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2010, Vol. 17(3), 225-236. (Impact Factor: 0.889, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  19. M. Sreekumar, M. Singaperumal, “A generalized analytical approach to the coupled effect of SMA actuation and elastica deflection”, Smart Materials and Structures, 2009, Vol 18, 115026. (Impact Factor: 2.449, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  20. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, “Design of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Compliant Smart Structure: Elastica Approach”, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, June 2009, Vol. 131/061008. (Impact Factor: 1.247, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  21. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, “Application of Trained NiTi SMA Actuators in a Spatial Compliant Mechanism: Experimental Investigations”, Materials & Design-Elsevier, May 2009, Vol. 30, pp. 3020-3029. (Impact Factor: 3.171, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  22. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, “Experimental Investigations on the Large Deflection Capabilities of a Compliant Parallel Mechanism Actuated by SMA wires”, Smart Materials and Structures, Dec. 2008, Vol. 17: 065025. (Impact Factor: 2.449, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  23. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, “Modelling and Simulation of a Novel Shape Memory Alloy Actuated Compliant Parallel Manipulator”, Proc. of the Institutional of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Proc. IMechE, Part C: J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 2008, 222(C6), 1049-1059. (Impact Factor: 0.633, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  24. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, M. Zoppi, and R. Molfino, “Critical review of current trends in shape memory alloy actuators for intelligent robots”, International Journal of Industrial Robot, July 2007, Vol. 34 (4), pp. 285-294. (Impact Factor: 0.69, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  25. M. Sreekumar, M. Singaperumal, T. Nagarajan, M. Zoppi, and R. Molfino, “Recent Advances in Nonlinear Control Technologies for Shape Memory Alloy Actuators”, International Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A, May 2007, Vol. 8(5), pp. 818-829. (Impact Factor: 0.608, Scopus/SCI Indexed)

  26. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, M. Zoppi, and R. Molfino, “Training of a Fuzzy Logic Controller using Table Lookup Scheme for the Control of SMA actuators”, Paper ID-1747, International Journal of Mathematical Sciences, December 2006, Vol. 5(2), pp. 335-353. (ISSN No.0972-754X). Scopus Indexed

  27. B Madhevan, M Sreekumar, (Book Chapter) Structures and Characteristics in Reconfigurable Modular Robots, Book Chapter: Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I, 525-534, Springer-Verlag London, ISBN-13: 978-1447141402, 2012. Scopus Indexed

Conference Publications

  1. S.N. Keerthi Sagar, Cristiano Nattero, Dimiter Zlatanov, Matteo Zoppi, Sreekumar M, Path Planning of a Material Handling Agent with Novel Locomotion, 2016 ASME/DETC Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle conference, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA, Accepted, Paper ID: IDETC2016-60054

  2. Chandrasekar E and Sreekumar M, Implementation of a Simplified Modeling Scheme for the Control of SMA Actuators using LabVIEW, Proc. 10th International Symposium of Mechatronics and its Applications (IEEE-ISMA’15), 8-10 Dec. 2015, Sharjah, UAE.

  3. Madhevan B, Sreekumar M, A Systematic Implementation of Role Assignment in Multi Robots using Leader Follower Approach: Analytical and Experimental Evaluation, Proc. 13th IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV 2014), Singapore, 10-12 Dec. 2014, 1792-1798.

  4. Saurav Verma, Mohit Verma and M. Sreekumar, Design and Development of a Novel Robotic Endocapsule for Inspection of Lower Gastrointestinal Tract, Proc. International Conference on Advances in Design & Manufacturing (ICAD&M’14), NIT Trichy, India, 5-7 Dec. 2014, ISBN 978-93-84743-12-3, 609-613.

  5. K H Koh, M Sreekumar, S G Ponnambalam, Feasibility Study for applying electrostatic adhesion on wall climbing robots, Proc of International Conf. On Advances in Mechanical, Aeronautical and Production Techniques (MAPT 2014). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2-3 August 2014. Paper ID: MAPT-14-970.

  6. K.H. Koh, M. Sreekumar, S.G. Ponnambalam, Electrostatic Devices for Material Handling, International Conference on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET 2014, Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, Roorkee, India, 24-25 May 2014, pp. 224-228.

  7. S. Usha, M. Sreekumar, Elastic Behaviour of DEAP Film in the Development of Actuators, Proc of 2012 International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors, 4-6 Sep 2012, Kuching, Malaysia, Paper ID: 1569629110.

  8. Madhevan B, Sreekumar M, Investigation of Structures and Characteristics in Self-Reconfigurable Robots, “The Second ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (ReMAR2012), 9-11 July 2012 in Tianjin, China.

  9. KVSSD Prasanth, and M. Sreekumar, Design of a New Biomimetic Flow Pump using SMA Actuators, Proc of 2nd International Conf on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Technologies (MIMT2011), (IEEE Catalog Number: CFP1123M-PRT), 26-28 Feb. 2011, Singapore.

  10. S. Usha, M. Sreekumar, “Development of Dielectric Electroactive Polymer Actuator for Robotic Applications”, Proc. of International Conf. on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME2010), 2-5 Dec 2010, Shah Alam, Malaysia, pp 352-357. Paper ID: 152.

  11. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “A smart compliant mechanism made of SMA actuators utilizing shape memory and superelastic effects”, Proc. SPIE 16th International symposium on Smart Structures and Materials & Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 8-12 March 2009, San Diego, USA, Paper ID: 7288-94.

  12. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, Large Deflection Modeling and FEM simulation of a Spatial Compliant Manipulator suitable for Medical Applications: Preliminary Design, Proc. of 5th International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS 2008), June 19-21, 2008, Linz, Austria, Paper ID: 47.

  13. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, “Parametric Approximation for Large Deflection of a Spatial Compliant Parallel Mechanism”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Advances in Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT 2008) for Young Engineers, Feb. 6-8, 2008, Chennai, India, Paper ID: C98.

  14. M. Sreekumar, M. Singaperumal, T. Nagarajan, M. Zoppi, and R. Molfino, “A Compliant Miniature Parallel Manipulator with Shape Memory Alloy Actuators”, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2006), Dec. 15-17, 2006, Mumbai, India, Paper ID-011177.

  15. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan, M. Singaperumal, M. Zoppi, and R. Molfino, “Design of SMA actuated light weight parallel manipulator with intelligent controller”, Proc. of 8th International IFAC Symposium on Robot Control (SYROCO 2006), Sep. 6-8, 2006, Bologna, Italy, Paper ID: R-174.

  16. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “Fuzzy Controller for the Non-linear Modeling of SMA actuators for Robotic Applications”, Proc. of International conference on Resource Utilisation and Intelligent Systems (INCRUIS-2006), Jan 04-06, 2006, Tamil Nadu, India, Paper ID-INFE 311, pp. 499-505.

  17. 15. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “Design of Supervisory Adaptive Fuzzy Controllers for Intelligent Robotic Vehicles”, Proc. of 2nd Indian International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IICAI-05), Dec. 20-22, 2005, Pune, India, Paper ID: 338, pp.2163-2177.

  18. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “Singularity Avoidance in Parallel Manipulators using Fuzzy Control”, CD ROM Proc. Of The 3rd International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS 2005), Dec. 13-16, 2005, Singapore, Paper ID: REG 1195.

  19. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “On the Process of Improving the Response of Shape Memory Alloy Actuators for Robotic Applications”, Proc. of International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, (ICCES05), Dec. 1-10, 2005, Chennai, India, Paper ID: ICCES0520050801554, pp. 3098-3103.

  20. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “SMA actuated Mini-valve for Temperature control in Hydraulic systems”, Proc. of International conference & Exhibition on Fluid Power Technology (EMCHAFT2005), Nov. 25-27, 2005, Chennai, India, pp. 11-22.

  21. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “Design, Modeling and Implementation of Self-tuning Adaptive Fuzzy Controller for a Robot in Obstacle Avoidance”, Proc. of the 4th Asian Conference on Industrial Automation and Robotics (ACIAR2005), May 11-13, 2005, Bangkok, Thailand. Paper ID-F81.

  22. M. Sreekumar, “Shape Memory Alloys in Automotive Applications”, Proc. of the National Conference on Design and Manufacturing Issues in Automotive and Allied Industries (IPRoMM 2009), Chennai, 10-11 July, 2009, pp. 105-115.

  23. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “Recent Trends in the Design of Parallel Manipulators”, Proc. of the National seminar on Advances in Image Processing & Robotics (ADIPRO2005), Chennai, India, Feb. 25-26, 2005, pp. 156-163.

  24. M. Sreekumar, T. Nagarajan and M. Singaperumal, “Design of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for a Robot in Obstacle Avoidance”, Proc. of the National conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Resource Analysis (AMARA2005), Dindugal, Tamil Nadu, India, Feb.18-19, 2005, pp. 65-73.

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