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Puneet Singh

Neural + Robotics = Bioengineer

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Puneet Singh

Name: Puneet Singh

Date of birth: 09 September 1987

Nationality: Indian

About Me

My research interest is to understand how we deal with the motor redundancy, how do we learn new motor skills, and how do these mechanisms deteriorate with aging or neurological diseases. Unfortunately, we do not have answers to any of these questions. With this motivation and research background, I am combing approaches from robotics and neuroscience to identify the control mechanisms, brain plays. In future, I would use this control mechanism to make motor rehabilitation more mechanistic.

Research Interests

Motor learning | Motor rehabilitation | Robotics

Latest News

2016 Oct 27: Paper on "Exploration of joint redundancy but not task space variability facilitates supervised motor learning" is accepted in PNAS.

research

publication

Publication

2016

Exploration of joint redundancy but not task space variability facilitates supervised motor learning

Puneet Singh, Sumitash Jana, Ashitava Ghosal and Aditya Murthy

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

2012

A Compact and Compliant External Pipe-crawling Robot

Puneet Singh and G. K. Ananthasuresh

IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 29:1 (2013), February, pp. 251-260.

2011

An SMA-actuated, Compact, Compliant Ring-actuator with Uniform Deformation

Puneet Singh and G. K. Ananthasuresh

15th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms (NaCoMM2011), IIT Madras, India.

Expertise

Neuroscience

Behavioral Psychophysics
75%
Clinical Psychophysics
75%

Engineering

Robotics
80%
Biomechanics
70%

experience

Research Experience

2012-2017

Graduate Research Assistant

Visuomotor Lab, Centre for Neuroscience, IISc, Bangalore.

Designed and conducted behavioral psychophysics experiments, motor learning experiments, and recording and analysis of electromyography (EMG).

2012-2017

Graduate Research Assistant

Robotics and Design Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bangalore.

Designed an algorithm to compute the exploration of joint space in the human arm and Trying model biomechanics of muscle behavior in perturbed movement.

2016

Visiting Student

Movement Disorder Lab, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bangalore.

Designed and conducted clinical psychophysics experiments on neurological disorder patients and gained hands-on experience handling movement disorder patients.

2010-2012

Research Assistant

M2D2 Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IISc Bangalore.

Designed and prototyped a compact, compliant external pipe-crawling robotic device for inspection of pipes in the hazardous environment.

References

Prof. Aditya Murthy

Professor and Chairperson,
Centre For Neuroscience,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore

Prof. Ashitava Ghosal

Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore

Prof. G. K. Ananthasuresh

Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore

Prof. Pramod Kumar Pal

Professor and Head,
Department of Neurology,
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience,
Bangalore

education

Education

2012-Present

Doctor of Philosophy

Biosystems Science and Engineering, IISc, India

Exploring whether motor redundancy, often ignored in motor control has any significance in motor learning.

2007-2010

Bachelor of Technology

Mechanical and Automation Engineering, GGSIPU, India

Interfaced a haptic device with the optical microscope for micro-manipulation to provide an intuitive mirroring condition at the virtual site.

2002-2005

Diploma in Engineering

Mechanical Engineering, Board of Technical Education, India

Constructed the three-dimensional solid model of the tibiofemoral joint.

Proficiency

Programming

MATLAB & Mathematica
75%

Mechanical

MSC ADAMS (Dynamics)
80%
SOLIDWORKS (CAD)
70%
ABAQUS & COMSOL (FEA)
60%

Hardware

NI LabVIEW & ARDUINO (FEA)
80%

My Research Process

  • Purpose

    1
  • Research

    2
  • Hypothesis

    3
  • Experiment

    4
  • Analysis

    5
  • Conclusion

    6

contact

Reach Me

Location: Robotics and Design Lab,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
India 560012
Email: puneet[DOT]iisc[AT]gmail[DOT]com
Phone: +91 8880 439 469
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