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I am Nagamanikandan Govindan, working as an assistant professor at Robotics Research Center, IIIT Hyderabad. I have completed my Ph.D. degree in Robotics from Robotics Lab, Department of Engineering DesignIndian Institute of Technology Madras. For my Ph.D. thesis, I worked with Prof. Asokan Thondiyath. 


My interest lies broadly in the area of robotics and control. More specifically, designing mechanisms for multimodal capabilities and the development of control strategies for various manipulation and locomotion modes. The central focus is on synergizing locomotion and manipulation at the design level and increasing the functional capabilities of mechanically less-complex robotic systems.

Research interest: Robot design, Mobile manipulation, Hybrid robots, Grasper, Redundant and Underactuated robots, Optimal control, Mechatronic system design

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Nagamanikandan Govindan

Recent News

  • IROS 2022 (Presented Online) and OCEAN2022- Paper accepted.

  • IROS 2021 and AIM2021 - Paper accepted.

  • Our project "GraspMan" - A multimodal robotic platform for various industrial and service applications has appeared in various news portals: IndiaToday, Livemint, Techiexpert, and many more.


  • Robotics: Dynamics and Control (Monsoon 2021, 2022)​

  • Mechatronics System Design (Spring 2022)

  • IoT Workshop (Spring 2022)

Professional Activities

  • Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation society.

  • Reviewer for

    • Journals - IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE RA-Letters, IEEE Access, Robotica, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines

    • Conferences - IROS 2021-2022, ICRA-2021

Invited Talks

  • A session on "Control of mobile manipulators' as a part of FDP on "Research trends and Control of Robotic Systems," at Govt. Engineering College, Palakkad (Nov 2022).

  • A session on 'Mobile manipulators' as a part of FDP on "Mobile Robotics " at SRM University (June 2016).

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