IRIM Robotics Seminar–Venkat N. Krovi

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  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Room 1116

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University at Buffalo’s Venkat N. Krovi presents a seminar as part of the IRIM Robotics Seminar Series. The seminar will be held in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building from 12-1 p.m. and is open to the public.


Venkat N. Krovi is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, with adjunct appointments in Electrical Engineering, Center for Biometrics and Sensors, and Gynecology-Obstetrics.

Krovi obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania in December 1998 under the supervision of Prof. Vijay Kumar and Prof. G.K. Ananthasuresh. From January 1999 to September 2001, he was a tenure-track assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at McGill University in Montreal.

In September 2001, Krovi joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo as a tenure-track assistant professor and received tenure in June 2007. At Buffalo, Krovi directs the Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics (ARMLAB) Laboratory and co-directs the Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated-Medicine (MRCIM) Laboratory. His research program focuses on lifecycle treatment (design, modeling, analysis, control, implementation, and verification) of novel mechanical and mechatronic systems with emphasis on both the theoretical formulation and experimental validation. The rich theory of kinematics, dynamics, and control of constrained articulated mechanical systems forms the intellectual basis of his research.

Increasingly, Krovi’s research has become more focused on the biological domain where inherent multi-scale irregularities, inhomogeneities, and nonlinearities offer considerable challenges to complete characterization and understanding. His approach has been to investigate the working principles of biological systems from a mechatronic viewpoint with the goal of developing improved design and implementation methodologies for bio-inspired machines and systems. His group’s research activities have won several conference and journal best paper and best poster awards. 

Krovi has served on technical program committees and conference editorial boards of several IEEE and ASME conferences. Currently, he is serving as an associate editor of the IEEEE Transactions on Robotics and as the general conference chair for the ASME IDETC 2014.


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