Qualification: 
M.Tech, B-Tech
induv@am.amrita.edu

Indu V. currently serves as Assistant Professor (Sr.Gr.) at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. She has completed B. Tech. in EEE from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, in the year 2010 and M. Tech. in Instrumentation and Control System from  National Institute of Technology, Calicut, in the year 2012. She is currently pursuing Ph.D. in the area of Robotics and Control.

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title

2020

Indu V., Vinay, P., Rohith, N., Puneeth, K., and Pramod, S., “Design and Development of End Effector for Domestic Robots”, in Inventive Communication and Computational Technologies, Singapore, 2020.[Abstract]


The aim of this work is to design and develop efficient and low-cost end effector for holding and handling of fragile objects, which is to be used in the industrial automation and mainly for the purpose of domestic robots. The design consists of three systems: the sensor system, the control module, and the robotic end effector. Different objects have different stress-handling capabilities, when pressure is applied on the object goes beyond the yield point, and then object either deforms or breaks. So, the aim of this work is to utilize that strain being applied to the object for holding the object and handling it carefully. This end effector works with a single degree of freedom. The end effector is designed to have three grasping fingers out of which one is stable with the sensor on it and other two fingers are attached to a single joint with common motion to both fingers.

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2020

S. D, K, M., K, P., V, A., Ram, M., Indu V., and Dharmana, mehermadhu, “Design and Analysis of E-Bike with Electrical Regeneration and Self-Balancing Assist”, in 2020 4th International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI), 2020.

2020

J. U.K., Indu V., Ananthakrishnan, K. J., Amith, K., Reddy, P. S., and S., P., “Voice Controlled Personal Assistant Robot for Elderly People”, in 2020 5th International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES), COIMBATORE, India, 2020.[Abstract]


Personal assistant's robot helps to reduce the manual efforts of humans in their day-to-day tasks. This paper describes the design and development of a personal assistant robot, which is controlled by voice commands to pick long/short distance objects. Voice communication between the robot and android smartphone is done via Bluetooth. The proposed four-wheeled robot consists of a camera and robotic arm. The camera is used for object detection, distance measurement, and a robotic arm to perform pick and place actions. It can be widely used in many applications such as chemical industries, healthcare for the disabled and elderly population.

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2019

I. Vaani, Pal, S., Indu V., and Sreedharan, P., “Optimal Force Control and Analysis of Soft Pneumatic Actuator”, in 2019 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT), 2019.

2019

S. Pal, Indu V., and Sreedharan, P., “Design and Analysis of Asymmetric Bellow Flexible Pneumatic Actuator (ABFPA)”, in 2019 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT), Kannur,Kerala, India, 2019.[Abstract]


Two major factors affect the properties exhibited by a Soft Pneumatic Actuator (SPA): material and design. Corrugations are grooves or ridges that enhance the flexibility of the actuator and a variation in the shape and size of the corrugation varies the deflection exhibited by the actuator thus necessitating a study on the same to determine the parameters for design to optimize deflection. This paper designs and analyses of asymmetric bellow flexible pneumatic actuators (ABFPA) and the relationship between corrugation and corresponding deflection. Four shapes viz. square, semi-circle, trapezoid and triangle are preferred, and the optimum model and the results and manufacturing process are discussed.

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2018

D. V, .M., M., S., N., and Indu V., “Plastic Recognition System based on Audio Signal”, in RCDSS' 18 Research Conference on Data and Decision Sciences, 2018.

2017

H. Gopinath, Indu V., and Dharmana, M. M., “Development of autonomous underwater inspection robot under disturbances”, in 2017 International Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy ( TAP Energy), Kollam, India, 2017.[Abstract]


In the modern world, there are so many applications where Autonomous Underwater Inspection Robots are used. Applications like pipeline inspection, ship and flight wreck search, surveying seabed mosaics, etc. are few examples for that. How to utilize the control algorithm for stabilizing the underwater vehicle, so that they can perfectly execute the above applications is explained in this paper. Here a Time Delay Controller is used for the position and altitude control of an underwater inspection robot with disturbances. An Inertial Measurement Unit is used as the sensor since the controller used here needs the derivative of the system state to be known. The controller proposed here makes computations easier and it reduces the steady state error.

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2017

B. Shilpa, Indu V., and Rajasree S. R., “Design of an underactuated self balancing robot using linear quadratic regulator and integral sliding mode controller”, in 2017 International Conference on Circuit ,Power and Computing Technologies (ICCPCT), Kollam, India, 2017.[Abstract]


This paper describes the design procedure of an underactuated self balancing robot using LQR and ISMC. The two wheeled self balancing robot works on the principle of inverted pendulum concept so it is otherwise referred to as two wheeled inverted pendulum mobile robot. The two WMR is widely used in many applications such as a personal transport system (Segway), robotic wheelchair, baggage transportation and navigation etc. LQR and ISMC are introduced into the system in order to achieve the set point control task. That is the 2 WMR should reach the desired set point and then stops while keeping the balance. Both the controller will track the system but the performance of the controller slows some slight differences. By using the MATLAB simulation, two methods are compared and discussed. Also the load transportation task is also assigned to this 2 WMR and controlled using LQR controller.

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2017

H. Gopinath, Indu V., and Meher Madhu Dharmana, “Autonomous underwater inspection robot under disturbances”, in 2017 International Conference on Circuit ,Power and Computing Technologies (ICCPCT), Kollam, India, 2017.[Abstract]


Autonomous underwater inspection robots are getting worldwide interest since they used for various applications like surveying seabed mosaics, shipwreck search, pipeline inspection etc. For performing the above applications, the control of position and altitude of underwater inspection robots are extremely significant as the worth of information obtained is very much reliant in the correctness of position control and tracking of the Autonomous underwater inspection robot. So a Time Delay Controller for the position and altitude control of an underwater inspection robot with disturbances is introduced. A TDC performs its best when the data acquisition rate is rapid. But for the control of underwater inspection robot, which uses a Doppler velocity log navigation system (DVL) as sensor, it can't maintain the data acquisition rate fast since DVL gives data at a poor acquisition rate, results in lessening the performance of TDC. So an integral sliding-mode controller is also provided to the typical TDC to avoid this problem and to improve the control precision even if the DVL navigation system is in operation. The controller proposed here makes computations easier and it reduces the steady state error.

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2016

Indu V. and Babu, M. Reshma Ann, “An intelligent method of temperature control in domestic water heater”, in 'International Conference on Advancements in Automation, Robotics and Sensing (ICAARS 2016), 2016.

2016

Indu V. and R., M. Meera, “Intelligent adaptive path tracking and collision avoidance of mobile robot”, in International Conference on Advancements in Automation, Robotics and Sensing (ICAARS 2016), 2016.

2013

S. Subi and Indu V., “ZCS–PWM Flyback Converter for Low Voltage High Current Application”, in Proc. Of National Conference on Technological Advancements in Power and Energy, Amritapuri, 2013.[Abstract]


Zero-current (ZC) switching pulse-width modulated (PWM) fly back DC-DC converter is an extended version of the single switch fly back converter with an auxiliary circuit. The main switch and auxiliary switch operate at ZCS turn-on and turn-off conditions, and all uncontrolled devices in the converter operate at zero-voltageswitching (ZVS) turn-on and turn-off. Soft switching techniques are used in PWM DC-DC converters to reduce switching losses and electromagnetic interference (EMI). The circulating current for the soft switching flows only through the auxiliary circuit, the conduction loss and current stress of the main switch are minimized. The general principle of operation of ZCS flyback converter, its merits and demerits, simulink model and results has been summarized.

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Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2014

N. S, Indu V., and J, A., “Design and Modeling of Switched Capacitor dc-dc Converter Based Maximum Power Point Tracker for Photovoltaic Source”, IEEE sponsored International Conference on Computation of Power, Energy, Information and Communication (ICCPEIC). 2014.