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Dr. Vijay Muralidharan
Assistant Professor
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Manager Robotics, SigTuple Technologies, Bangalore, Sept 2016 - Sept 2019

Postdoc, Onboard Space Systems, LTU, Sweden, Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Project Officer, IIT Madras, Aug 2014 - June 2015

PhD in Robotic Control, Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, 2008-2014



I'm interested in design, analysis and implementation of many aspects of robotics systems - electronics, mechanical, optics, imaging, mathematical modeling and control, and shape them towards products or open-source knowledge sharing.

Systems that I've built:

Wheeled, spherical and self-balancing robots

wheeled, spherical and self balancing robots




Medical Device - Biological slide scanning device

Biological slide scanning device


EE4505 - Robot Implementation Methods (even sem.)

Research Group

Alwin Augustine (PhD)

Vundela Vijay Kumar Reddy (PhD)

Research Area
Robotics and Control
Additional Information
Motivational Philosophy

Being a good engineer is not always about having the best technology knowledge, that part can be taught. What can't be taught is integrity, tremendous work ethic and grit; that will definitely make you a good engineer no matter where you start.

Publications and Patents


  1. Vijay Muralidharan, and MR Emami. "Rendezvous and Attitude Synchronization of a Space Manipulator." The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, 2019
  2. Lijun Zong, MR Emami, and Vijay Muralidharan. "Concurrent Rendezvous Control of Underactuated Space Manipulators." Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2019
  3. Vijay Muralidharan, AD Mahindrakar, A Saradagi, “Control of a Driftless Bilinear Vector Field on n-Sphere”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2018
  4. A Saradagi, Vijay Muralidharan, V Krishnan, S Menta, AD Mahindrakar, “Formation control and trajectory tracking of nonholonomic mobile robots”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2017
  5. Vijay Muralidharan, MR Emami, “Concurrent rendezvous control of underactuated spacecraft”, Acta Astronautica, 2017
  6. AP Vinod, AD Mahindrakar, S Bandyopadhyay, Vijay Muralidharan, “A deterministic attitude estimation using a single vector information and rate gyros”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2015
  7. Vijay Muralidharan, and Arun D. Mahindrakar, “Geometric controllability and stabilization of spherical robot dynamics”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2015
  8. Vijay Muralidharan, and Arun D. Mahindrakar, “Position stabilization and waypoint tracking control of mobile inverted pendulum robot”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2014
  9. Vijay Muralidharan, S. Anantharaman, and Arun D. Mahindrakar, “Asymptotic stabilization of the ball and beam system: design of energy-based control law and experimental results”, International Journal of Control, 2010


  1. Krishna Chaitanya Kosaraju, Arun D. Mahindrakar, Vijay Muralidharan, et. al., “Position and line-of-sight stabilization of spherical robot using feedforward proportional-derivative geometric controller”, IEEE Indian Control Conference, India, 2015
  2. Anup K. Ekbote, Vijay Muralidharan, and Arun D. Mahindrakar, “Exponential attitude stabilization and synchronization of rigid bodies”, 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Netherlands, 2014
  3. Vijay Muralidharan, Anup K. Ekbote, and Arun D. Mahindrakar, “Finite-Time Control of a Quadrotor System”, in proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems, India, 2014
  4. Vijay Muralidharan, Arun D. Mahindrakar, and V. Sankaranarayanan, “A constructive method for designing higher order sliding surfaces for single-input nonlinear system”, 18th IFAC World Congress, Italy, 2011
  5. Laxman Mawani, Anup K. Ekbote, Vijay Muralidharan, and Arun D. Mahindrakar, “Modeling and control of a quad-rotor multiple-input multiple-output system”, International Conference on Multi Body Dynamics, India, 2011
  6. Vijay Muralidharan, Maruthi T. Ravichandran, and Arun D. Mahindrakar, “Extending interconnection and damping assignment passivity-based control (IDAPBC) to underactuated mechanical systems with nonholonomic Pfaffian constraints: The mobile inverted pendulum robot”, in proceedings of the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, 2009


  1. Abhishek Shukla, Atheev Raja, Vijay Muralidharan, Rohit Kumar Pandey, “A SMEARING DEVICE”, Application ID 201841007241
  2. Vijay Muralidharan, et. al., “METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AREA TO BE SCANNED IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD SMEAR FOR ANALYSIS” International Application No.: PCT/IB2018/053388