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Dr. Vijay Muralidharan
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor, IIT Palakkad, Sept 2019 to present.

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.)

EE2010 - Basic Electrical Engineering

EE5022 - Synthesis of Control

EE4150 - Control Systems Laboratory

ME1160 - Workshop Practice II

Research Group


Vundela Vijay Kumar Reddy (PhD)

Asish Chandran (PhD) (co-guide Dr. Anirudh Guha)

Komal Aggarwal (PhD)

(co-Guide) Swetha Avulapati (Guide Prof. Arun Mahindrakar at IIT Madras)

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.

  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

Recent Publications

Lijun Zong, MR Emami, and Vijay Muralidharan
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics (2019)
Vijay Muralidharan, and MR Emami
The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences (2019)
Vijay Muralidharan, AD Mahindrakar, A Saradagi
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2018)
Vijay Muralidharan, MR Emami
Acta Astronautica (2017)
A Saradagi, Vijay Muralidharan, V Krishnan, S Menta, AD Mahindrakar
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (2017)