Nitish Kumar received his B.Tech. degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian institute of Technology Bombay (2009) and his dual M.Sc. degree in control and robotics at Warsaw University of Technology and the Ecole Centrale de Nantes (2011). He holds a Ph.D. degree (2014) in automation and robotics from the University of Strasbourg, where he did his work on mechatronics systems design in the field of medical robotics. He has published his work in IEEE and ASME engineering design conferences and journals. His research interests include mechatronics systems design (concept to functional prototypes), type and dimensional synthesis of task-adapted mechanisms (compliant and rigid-body). Thereby he uses the screw theory to develop design and optimization tools, kinematics and dynamics analysis of robots as well as model based control of robots (serial, parallel and floating base). Nitish Kumar joined the NCCR Digital Fabrication as a postdoctoral researcher in June 2015.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Postdoctoral researcher
Affiliation: Computational Robotics Lab, ETH Zurich
Email: Nitish Kumar