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Dr. Golak Bihari Mahanta

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Chennai

Qualification: B-Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D
gb_mahanta@ch.amrita.edu
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Research Interest: Advanced Robotics, Agricultural Robotics, Bio-Inspired Design, Digital Manufacturing Automation, Human Robot Interaction, Soft Material Robotics

Bio

Dr. Golak Bihari Mahanta currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai Campus. 

He has more than four years of Teaching and Industrial Experiences. He has published more than 25 research articles in Peer-reviewed International Journals (SCIE, ESCI, and Scopus indexed journal) and International Conferences with the highest Impact Factor of 8.236.  In addition to that, he has attended various International Conferences, Faculty Development programs, Workshops, and Training Programs.  

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Trajectory generation of an industrial robot with constrained kinematic and dynamic variations for improving positional accuracy

Cite this Research Publication : Amruta Rout, BBVL Deepak, Bibhtui Bhusan Biswal, Golak B Mahanta, “Trajectory generation of an industrial robot with constrained kinematic and dynamic variations for improving positional accuracy” International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing (IJAMC), 12(3), 163-179 (2021)

Publisher : IJAMC

Year : 2021

Weld Seam Detection, Finding, and Setting of Process Parameters for Varying Weld Gap by the Utilization of Laser and Vision Sensor in Robotic Arc Welding

Cite this Research Publication : Rout, Amruta, B. B. V. L. Deepak, Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal, and Golak B. Mahanta. "Weld Seam Detection, Finding, and Setting of Process Parameters for Varying Weld Gap by the Utilization of Laser and Vision Sensor in Robotic Arc Welding." IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 69, no. 1 (2021): 622-632.

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Year : 2021

Application of Soft Computing Methods in Robotic Grasping: A State-of-the-Art Survey

Cite this Research Publication : Golak Bihari Mahanta, B.B.V.L Deepak and B. B. Biswal "Application of Soft Computing Methods in Robotic Grasping: A State-of-the-Art Survey”, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering. September 2021.

Publisher : Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2020

Kinematic and dynamic optimal trajectory planning of industrial robot using improved multi-objective ant lion optimizer

Cite this Research Publication : Rout, Amruta, Golak Bihari Mahanta, Deepak Bbvl, and Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal. "Kinematic and dynamic optimal trajectory planning of industrial robot using improved multi-objective ant lion optimizer." Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series C 101, no. 3 (2020): 559-569

Publisher : Journal of The Institution of Engineers

Year : 2020

A fuzzy-regression-PSO based hybrid method for selecting welding conditions in robotic gas metal arc welding

Cite this Research Publication : Rout, Amruta, Deepak Bbvl, Bibhuti B. Biswal, and Golak Bihari Mahanta. "A fuzzy-regression-PSO based hybrid method for selecting welding conditions in robotic gas metal arc welding." Assembly Automation (2020)

Publisher : Assembly Automation

Year : 2020

Optimal design of a parallel robotic gripper using enhanced multi-objective ant lion optimizer with a sensitivity analysis approach

Cite this Research Publication : Mahanta, Golak Bihari, B. B. V. L. Deepak, Bibhuti B. Biswal, and Amruta Rout. "Optimal design of a parallel robotic gripper using enhanced multi-objective ant lion optimizer with a sensitivity analysis approach." Assembly Automation (2020)

Publisher : Assembly Automation

Year : 2019

Optimal trajectory planning of industrial robot for improving positional accuracy

Cite this Research Publication : Rout, Amruta, B. B. V. L. Deepak, Bibhuti B. Biswal, and Golak Bihari Mahanta. "Optimal trajectory planning of industrial robot for improving positional accuracy." Industrial Robot: the international journal of robotics research and application (2019)

Publisher : Industrial Robot: the international journal of robotics research and application

Year : 2019

Application of meta-heuristic optimization techniques for design optimization of a robotic gripper

Cite this Research Publication : Mahanta, Golak Bihari, Amruta Rout, B. B. V. L. Deepak, and Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal. "Application of meta-heuristic optimization techniques for design optimization of a robotic gripper." International Journal of Applied Metaheuristic Computing (IJAMC) 10, no. 3 (2019): 107-133

Publisher : IJAMC

Year : 2019

An improved multi-objective antlion optimization algorithm for the optimal design of the robotic gripper

Cite this Research Publication : Mahanta, Golak Bihari, Amruta Rout, Deepak BB V. L, and Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal. "An improved multi-objective antlion optimization algorithm for the optimal design of the robotic gripper." Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 32, no. 2 (2019): 309-338

Publisher : Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence

Year : 2018

An optimal image processing method for simultaneous detection of weld seam position and weld gap in robotic arc welding.

Cite this Research Publication : Rout, Amruta, B. B. V. L. Deepak, Bibhuti Bhusan Biswal, Golak Bihari Mahanta, and Bala Murali Gunji. "An optimal image processing method for simultaneous detection of weld seam position and weld gap in robotic arc welding." International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering (IJMMME) 8, no. 1 (2018): 37-53

Publisher : IJMMME

Education
  • 2016 – 2021: Ph.D. (Industrial Design): National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India 
  • 2014-2016: M.Tech. (Design and Manufacturing): National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam, India 
  • 2007-2011: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering): College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar, India. 
Professional Appointments
May 30, 2022 – Present  Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai Campus 
July 28, 2020 -May 6,2022  Assistant Professor, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India 
August 2013 to June 2014  Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering (Govt. Polytechnic), Cuttack 

Designation: Guest Faculty 

July 2011 to August 2013  Taikisha Engineering India Pvt. Ltd 
Awards & Recognitions
  • Received Ganesh Mishra Memorial Award form IEI Orissa for the project “Application of Fuzzy Regression and NSGA-II based hybrid approach to get optimal welding conditions for robotic arc welding.” 
  • Received Best Paper Award from NIT Rourkela for the paper “Conceptual Design and Analysis of Three Jaw Robotic Gripper with Flexural Joints”.at International Conference on Innovative Product Design and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems 
Technical skills
  • Designing software: CATIA, Solid Works, Blender, Fusion 360 
  • Programming: MATLAB, Python, C++ (Basics) 
  • Software Frameworks: ROS, GAZEBO, RoboDK, RoboAnalyzer 
  • FEA Software: ABAQUS, ANSYS, COMSOL Multiphysics 
  • Other Software: OriginPro, LaTex, Linux 
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