R Prasanth Kumar
Professor & Head
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad


Phd: IIT Kharagpur, 2007
MTech: IIT Kharagpur, 2002
BTech: NBKRIST (affiliated to SVU), 2000

Selected Publications

  1. V. Janardhan and R. Prasanth Kumar
    "Generating real-time trajectories for a planar biped robot crossing a wide ditch with landing uncertainties,"
    Robotica, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp 109-140, January 2019.

  2. V. Janardhan and R. Prasanth Kumar
    "Online trajectory generation for wide ditch crossing of biped robots using control constraints,"
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 97, pp 61-82, November 2017.

  3. V. Janardhan and R. Prasanth Kumar
    "Generating Feasible Solutions for Dynamically Crossing a Wide Ditch by a Biped Robot,"
    Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Vol. 88, No. 1, pp 37-56, October 2017.

  4. Rahul Dixit and R. Prasanth Kumar
    "Working and Limitations of Cable Stiffening in Flexible Link Manipulators,"
    Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, Vol 2016 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4503696).

  5. P. Murali Krishna and R. Prasanth Kumar
    "Energetics of Constant Height Level Bounding in Quadruped Robots,"
    Robotica, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp 403-422, February 2016.

  6. Abdullah Özer, S. Eren Semercigil, R. Prasanth Kumar, and Pulas Yowat
    "Delaying Tool Chatter in Turning with a Two-link Robotic Arm,"
    Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 332, No. 6, pp 1405-1417, March 2013.

  7. R. Prasanth Kumar, Abdullah Özer, Gabsoon Kim, and Jungwon Yoon
    "A Novel Dynamic Walker with Heel, Ankle, and Toe Rocker Motions,"
    Robotica, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp 883-893, October 2011.

  8. Jungwon Yoon, R. Prasanth Kumar, and Abdullah Özer
    "An Adaptive Foot Device for Increased Gait and Postural Stability in Lower Limb Orthoses and Exoskeletons,"
    International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp 515-524, June 2011.

  9. R. Prasanth Kumar, Jungwon Yoon, Christiand, Gabsoon Kim,
    "The Simplest Passive Dynamic Walking Model with Toed Feet: A Parametric Study,"
    Robotica, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp 701-713, Sept. 2009.

  10. Christiand, Jungwon Yoon, and Prasanth Kumar,
    "A Novel Optimal Algorithm for Haptic Interface Applications of a Virtual Maintenance System,"
    Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp 183-194, 2009.


  1. Walking Assistant Apparatus for High Walking Stability,
    Jungwon Yoon and Prasanth Kumar
    KIPO App No: 10-2009-0053211, Issue Date: 4/4/2011
  2. A Stiffened Flexible Manipulator Arm,
    R Prasanth Kumar and Rahul Dixit
    App No: 974/DEL/2014, Filed Date: 3/4/2014
  3. An Airborne Vacuum Cleaner,
    R Prasanth Kumar
    App No: E-2/956/2019/CHE, Filed Date: 26/3/2019
  4. Leg Assembly of a Robot,
    A V P Krishna Kanth Prabhu, Abhishek S Nalwarkar, P Naveen Sagar and R Prasanth Kumar
    App No: E-2/2087/2019/CHE, Filed Date: 3/7/2019

Current Projects

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