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Dr Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay

Cluster leader for inspection robotics and Research Scientist in Robotics Group


I love working towards solving the mobility challenges for robots in cluttered, dynamic and complex 3-D environments. I have previously worked on and am currently working on addressing the mobility challenges for:
* magnetic foot climbing robots for industrial and confined space inspection (Magneto project),
* heritage monitoring using modular field robots in Peel Island (off the coast of Brisbane, Australia)
* a 30-DoF legged robot capable of deforming its body configuration to traverse narrow passage in confined spaces,
* autonomous kayaks for environmental monitoring in choppy and busy Singapore Harbour,
* mobility-on-demand service with autonomous vehicles in busy and crowded Singapore roads,
* remote operations with autonomous vehicles for an O&G plant in Australia,
* people following with service robots in crowded canteen environments in NUS campus.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • 2015

    Complexity Summer School (20% Acceptance Rate)
    Santa Fe Institute, USA

  • 2001

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-present

    Research Scientist

  • 2013-2013

    Research Scientist
    Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology

  • 2010-2012

    Post Doc Scholar (Future Urban Mobility)
    Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology

  • 2008-2010

    Post Doc Scholar (Center for Environmental Sensing and Monitoring)
    Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology

  • 2001-2003

    Software Engineer
    DELMIA Robotics Pvt. Ltd