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Dr. V. Pandu Ranga
Title : Associate professor
School : Mechanical Sciences
Office (Room No.) : 218, SMS Building
Phone No. (Office) : 977 621 9149, 674-713-7122
Email : pandu@iitbbs.ac.in, panduvundavilli@gmail.com
Research Scholars :
1. Dr. M. Ravi Kumar (Awarded, May, 2019)
2. Mr. Priyaranjan Samal (under progress)
3. Ms. Hrudaya Jyoti Biswal (under progress, along with Dr.AG)
4. Mr. Parthasarathi Sahoo (under progress, along with Dr.MMM)
5. Mr. Dev Kumar Singh Chauhan (under progress)
6. Mr. Narendra Kumar Kolla (Under progress, Sponsored)
7. Mr. K. Srinivas (registered at JNTUH, along with Prof. Manzoor Hussain)
8. Mr. P. Gangadhara Rao (registered at JNTUK, along with Prof. K. Meera Shaheeb)
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Courses Taught
B. Tech
1. Computer Control of Machine Tools and Processes
2. Flexible Manufacturing Systems & Group Technology
3. Robotics
4. Mechatronics
5. Automation in Manufacturing
M. Tech 1. Robotics & Automation 2. Advanced Manufacturing processes - I 3. Soft Computing and Applications 4. Flexible Manufacturing Systems 5. Performance Modeling of Automated Manufacturing Systems 6. Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Research Interests
Robotics, Manufacturing, Soft Computing
Degree Discipline Year School
Ph.D Robotics 2009 IIT Kharagpur
Recent Publications (International Journals)
Ravi Kumar Mandava, K. Mrudul and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Dynamic motion planning algorithm for a biped robot using fast marching method hybridized with regression search, Acta Polytechnica Hungarica, Journal of Applied Science, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 189-208, Mar. 2019.
Ravi Kumar Mandava and Pandu R. Vundavilli, An optimal PID controller for a biped robot walking on flat terrain using MCIWO algorithm, Evolutionary Intelligence, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 33-48, Mar. 2019.
Ravi Kumar Mandava, K. Mrudul and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Application of hybrid fast marching method to determine the real time for the biped robot, Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 125-136, Jan. 2019.
P.K. Behera, Ravi Kumar M and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Push recovery system and balancing of a biped robot on steadily increasing slope of an inclined plane, International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 70-79, Feb. 2019
Ravi Kumar Mandava, Sukesh Bondada and Pandu R. Vundavilli, An optimized path planning for the mobile robot using potential field method and PSO algorithm, Soft Computing for Problem Solving, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 817, Edited by J.C. Bansal et al. pp. 139-150, 2018, Springer.
Ravi Kumar Mandava and Pandu R Vundavilli, “Design of Neural Network based PID Controller while Walking on Stair Case Ascending & Descending Surfaces”, Advanced Mathematical Techniques in Engineering Sciences, Chapter 12, pp. 227-246, 2018, Edited by Mangey Ram and J. Paulo Davim, CRC Press.
M. Patel, P. Krishna, M.B. Parappagoudar, Pandu R. Vundavilli, S.N.B. Bhushan, Sqeeze casting parameter optimization using swarm intelligence and evolutionary algorithms, Critical Developments and Applications of Swarm Intelligence, Edited by Yuhui Shi, Chapter 10, Feb. 2018.
Ravi Kumar Mandava and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Whole body motion generation of 18-DOF biped robot on flat surface during SSP and DSP, International Journal of Modeling Identification and Control, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 266-277, 2018.
S. Deepak Kumar, Pandu R Vundavilli, A. Mandal, S. Mantry and M. Chakraborty, Erosion response of thixoformed A356-5TiB2 in-situ composite using Taguchi’s experimental design, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 39-46, Jan 2017.
G.C. Manjunath Patel, Prasad Krishna, Pandu R Vundavilli and M.B. Parappagoudar, Multi-objective optimization of squeeze casting process using genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization, Archives in Foundry Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 172-186, Nov. 2016.
D. Mani Babu, S. Venkat Kiran, Pandu R. Vundavilli and A. Mondal, Experimental investigations and multi response optimization of wire electric discharge machining of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 221-237, Oct 2016.
Akash Deep Chhabra, R. Vinod Kumar, Pandu R Vundavilli and B. Surekha, Design and analysis of higher order exponential horn profiles for ultrasonic machining, Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production, Vol. 16, No.1 pp. 13-19, Jan-Mar 2016
M. Ravi Kumar, L. Sasirekha Lathan and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Dynamically balanced obstacle crossing gait generation of a biped robot using neural networks, International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, Vol. 2, No. ¾, pp. 232-253, Oct, 2015.
Pandu R. Vundavilli, J. Phani Kumar, Ch. Sai Priyatham and Mahesh B. Parappagoudar, Neural network-based expert system for modeling of tube spinning process, Neural Computing and Applications, Vol. 26, No. 6, pp. 1481-1493, Aug. 2015.
K. Shanmukhi, Pandu R. Vundavilli and B. Surekha, Modeling of ECDM micro drilling process using GA and PSO trained radial basis function neural network, Soft Computing, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 2193-2202, Aug 2015.
Pandu R. Vundavilli, B. Surekha and Mahesh B. Parappagoudar, ABC and GA optimized NN to model resin bonded mould/core sand system: A soft computing-based approach, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Production, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 257-267, November 2014.
G. Vijay Kunar, Pandu R. Vundavilli and Rintu Benerjee, Enhanced lipage recovery through RSM integrated differential evolution approach from the fermented biomass, Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 699-709, Sept-Oct 2013.
B. Surekha, D. Hanumantha Rao, G. Krishna Mohana Rao, Pandu R. Vundavilli and Mahesh B. Parappagoudar, Prediction of resin bonded sand core properties using fuzzy logic, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 25, pp. 595-604, June 2013.
Panu R. Vundavilli, J. Phani Kumar and M. Srinivasa Rao, Evolutionary and swarm-based optimization of turning of GFRP composites using PCD tooling, Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 125-130, March 2013.
B. Surekha, Pandu R. Vundavilli and M.B. Parappagoudar, "Forward and reverse mappings of the cement bonded sand mould system using fuzzy logic", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 61, No. 9-12, pp. 843-854, August 2012.
B. Surekha, D. Hanumantha Rao, G. Krishna Mohana Rao, Pandu R Vundavilli and M. B. Parappagoudar, Modeling and analysis of resin bonded sand mould system using design of experiments and central composite design, Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 31-50, April 2012.
B. Surekha, Pandu R. Vundavilli and M.B. Parappagoudar "Reverse modeling of green sand mould systems using fuzzy logic-based approaches", Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 1-16, April 2012.
Pandu R. Vundavilli, M.B. Parappagoudar, K. Shyam Prasad and B. Surekha, Fuzzy logic based expert system for prediction of depth of cut in abrasive water jet machining process, Knowledge Based Systems, Vol. 27, pp. 456-464, March 2012.
B. Surekha, Lalith K. Kaushik, Abhishek K. Pandey and Pandu R. Vundavilli, "Multi-objective optimization of green sand mould system using evolutionary algorithms", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 58, No. 1-4, pp. 9-17, Jan. 2012.
B. Surekha, Pandu R. Vundavilli, R.P. Bhat and M.B. Parappagoudar, "Forward and reverse mappings in metal casting – A step towards quality casting and automation", AFS Transactions – American Foundry Society, Vol. 119, 2011, pp. 19-34.
Pandu R. Vundavilli, and D.K. Pratihar, "Balanced gait generations of a two-legged robot on sloping surface", Sadhana- Academy proceedings in Engineering Science, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 525-550, August 2011.
B. Surekha, Pandu R. Vundavilli, M.B. Parappagoudar and A. Srinath, "Design of genetic-fuzzy system for forward and reverse mapping of green sand mould system", International Journal of Cast Metal Research, Vol. 24, No. 1, (2011), pp. 53-64.
Pandu R. Vundavilli, and D.K. Pratihar, "Near-optimal gait generations of a two-legged robot on rough terrains using soft computing", Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Vol. 27, No. 3, (2011), pp. 512-530. (IF: 1.230-2012)
Pandu R. Vundavilli, and D.K. Pratihar, "Dynamically balanced optimal gaits of a ditch-crossing biped robot", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 58, (2010) pp. 349-361.
Vijay Kumar, G, Pandu R, Vundavilli and Rintu, B, "Evaluation of lipase production by genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization and their comparative study", Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Bio Technology Vol. 162, No. 5, (2010), pp. 1350-1361.
Ravi Kumar Mandava and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Near optimal PID controllers for the biped robot while walking on uneven terrains, International Journal of Automation and Computing, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 689-706, Nov. 2018
P. Gangadhara Rao, A. Gopalakrishna and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Response surface methodology based modeling of friction-wear behavior of Al6061/9%Gr/WC hybrid MMCs and its optimization using Fuzzy GRA, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, Vol. 71, No. 10, pp. 2465-2478, 2018.
Ravi Kumar Mandava and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Implementation of modified chaotic invasive weed optimization algorithm for optimizing the PID controller of the biped robot, Sadhana, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 1-18, 2018
Conferences (International)
Katla Mrudul, Ravi Kumar Mandava and Pandu R. Vundavilli, An efficient path planning algorithm for biped robot using fast marching method, Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 133, pp. 116-123, 2018.
Ravi Kumar Mandava and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Tuning of PID controller parameters of a biped robot using IWO algorithm, Proc. of the 2018 4th International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering, Paris, France, Feb 7-11, 2018 (Published by ACM Digita Library).
Vijay Kumar G, Pandu R. Vundavilli and Rintu Banerjee, Optimization of flavor ester production through artificial bee colony algorithm, 4th International Conference on Image Information Processing, Dec. 21-23, 2017, Published by IEEE, pp. 112-115.
Ravi Kumar M and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Forward and inverse kinematics based full body gait generation of biped robot, Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Optimization Techniques, 3-5 March 2016, pp. 3301-3305.
Ravi Kumar M, Pandu R. Vundavilli, Design of PID Controller for a 4 DOF Planar and Spatial Manipulators, International Conference on Robotics, Automation control and Embedded Systems, 18-21 February 2015, Chennai, Published by IEEE (DOI: 10.1109/RACE.2015.7097269).
S Deepak Kumar, Pandu R Vundavilli, Animesh Mandal and Madhusudan Chakraborty, Optimization of process parameters during machining of Thixoformed A356-5TiB2 in-situ Composite using Design of Experiments, International Conference on Robotics, Automation control and Embedded Systems, 18-21 February 2015, Chennai, Published by IEEE (DOI: 10.1109/RACE.2015.7097253).
Ponugoti Gangadhararao, A Gopala Krishna and Pandu R Vundavilli, Parameter Optimization of Al-SiC Metal Matrix Composites Produced using Powder-based Process, International Conference on Robotics, Automation control and Embedded Systems, 18-21 February 2015, Chennai, Published by IEEE (DOI: 10.1109/RACE.2015.7097265).
Pandu R Vundavilli, Obstacle crossing gait generation of a two-legged robot using differential evolution trained neural networks, International Conference on Production and Mechanical Engineering, Organized by IAIMAE, Bangkok (Thailand), pp. 48-53, 30-31 Dec. 2014 (ISBN: 978-93-84468-12-5).
B. Surekha, D. Hanumanta Rao, G. Krishna Mohana Rao and Pandu R Vundavilli, Design and development of knowledge-base scheme for chromite-based resin bonded sand core system, International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterisation, Published by Procedia Material Science, Vol. 6, pp. 919-925, Sept. 2014.
S. Deepak Kumar, Pandu R Vundavilli, S. Mantri, A. Mandal and M. Chakraborty, A Taguchi optimization of cooling slope casting process parameters for production of semi-solid A356 alloy and A356-5TiB2 in-situ composite feedstock, International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering, Published by Procedia Material Science, Vol.5, pp. 232-241, Sept. 2014.
B. Surekha, D. Hanumanta Rao, G. Krishna Mohana Rao and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Experimental studies on properties chromite-based resin bonded sand system, Recent Advances in Robotics, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, pp. 230-238, May 14-16, 2013.
M.B. Parappagoudar and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Application of modeling tools in manufacturing to improve quality and productivity with case study, International Conference on Manufacturing System, Organized on Nov. 8-9, 2012, at Bucharest, Romania.
Pandu R. Vundavilli, J. Phani Kumar, A. Madhu Kiran, P. Parikshit and Sk. Md. Yaseen, Application of mamadani-based fuzzy logic controller for prediction of geometrical requirements of injection moulded parts, International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology, Organized by Chennai Institute of Technology, Chennai, India, 15-17 June 2012.
L. Sasi Rekha Lathan, B.N. Sudha Rani and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Analytical approach for generating dynamically balanced gaits for obstacle crossing biped robot, IEEE International Conference on Advances in Engineering, Science and Management, Organized by E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattanam, 30 and 31st March 2012, pp. 187-191.
Pandu R. Vundavilli, J. Phani Kumar and Ch. Sai Priyatham, Parameter optimization of wire electric discharge machining process using GA and PSO, IEEE International Conference on Advances in Engineering, Science and Management, Organized by E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattanam, 30 and 31st March 2012, pp. 180-185.
B.N. Sudha Rani, L. Sasirekha Lathan and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Optimal Walking of a biped robot on stair with deformed sole using genetic algorithms, International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization, Organized by Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, 8-10 March 2012, pp. 455-460.
R. Satish Babu, Pandu R. Vundavilli and M. Lakshmi Narasu, Optimization of α-Amylase production from Aspergilus Niger using spoiled starch rich vegetables by response surface methodology and genetic algorithm, IEEE INDICON 2011, BITS Hyderabad, Dec 16th to 18th 2011, Hyderabad, (DOI: 10.1109/INDCON.2011.6139617).
G. Vijay Kumar, Rintu B and Pandu R. Vundavilli, Integration of RSM model for optimization of immobilized lipase mediated solvent free synthesis of flavor ester by genetic algorithm, IEEE International Conference on Image Information Processing, Organized by Jaypee University of Information Technology, Shimla, H.P, India, Nov, 3-5, 2011, (DOI: 10.1109/ICIIP.2011.6108936)
Pandu R. Vundavilli, Ch. Swetha, B. Swathi, K.M.V. Ravi Teja, K. Pratap and T.V. Ranganath, Fuzzy logic-based modeling of abrasive water jet machining process, International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, Organized by E.G.S. Pillay Engineering College, On 27 & 28th May 2011.
S. Ramarao, CRM Sravan, Pandu R. Vundavilli and G. Padmanabhan, “Fuzzy logic-based forward modeling of electro chemical machining process”, Accepted by International Symposium on Innovations in Natural Computing (INC-2009), Dce 12-13, 2009, Cochin, India. Published in IEEE proceedings of the World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC'09), December 09-11, 2009, pp. 1431-1435, Coimbatore, India.
P. Shrivastava, Pandu R. Vundavilli and D.K. Pratihar, “An approach to 3D reconstruction of environment using stereo-vision system”, IEEE Region 10 Colloquium and International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS-2008), Dec 8-11, 2008, IIT Kharagpur, India. (DOI: 10.1109 /ICIINFS.2008.4798358).
Tushar, Pandu R. Vundavilli and D.K. Pratihar, “Dynamically balanced staircase ascending gait generation of a biped robot”, IEEE Region 10 Colloquium and International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS-2008), Dec 8-11, 2008, IIT Kharagpur, India. (DOI: 10.1109 /ICIINFS.2008.4798359).
Pandu R. Vundavilli and D.K. Pratihar, “Ditch-crossing gait generation of a two-legged robot using soft computing”, Third Innovative Conference on Embedded systems, Mobile Communication and Computing (ICEMC¬2-2008), Infosys, Mysore, India, August 11-14, 2008, pp. 237-245.
B. Surekha, Pandu R. Vundavilli, “Modeling and optimization of abrasive flow machining using soft computing”, in Proc. of International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Processing and Characterization (RAM – 2008), V. R. Siddartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, India, 3rd to 4th July 2008, pp. 246-252.
Academic Honors & Awards
  • Best paper award for "Study on influence of hip trajectory on the balance of a biped robot", presented at ICECIT 2015, Anantapur, Published by LNEE.
  • Acted as Session chair at the International Conference on Production and Mechanical Engineering (ICPME-2014) held at Bangkok, Thailad.
  • Listed as distinguished personality in Who’s Who in the world 2011
Sponsored Projects
1. Pandu R Vundavilli, P.R. Budarapu and M.K. Pandit, "Dynamic analysis and design  of dynamically balanced gait controller for lower limb exoskeleton", worth 47.00 lakhs, sponsored by DST-SERB (Mar 2019 to Apeil 2022)
2. Pandu R Vundavilli and P.R. Budarapu. Design and development of an Industrial robot controlled  using AR/VR technology, Worth: 12.00 lakhs, Sponsored by VARCoE, IIT Bhubaneswar.
3. S.N. Panigrahi, A. Venugopal, Y.G. Bhomkar, S. Kondarajau, Pandu R Vundavilli and M.M. Mahapatra, Design, Manufacturing and analysis of wings & aero structures, DST, FIST, Worth: 285 Lahks (Approved: Jan 2017).
4. Pandu R Vundavilli and S.N. Panigrahi, Design and development of unmanned armed vehicle, worth: 2.00 lakha, sponsored by Design Innnovation Center, IIT Bhubaneswar (may 2017 to April 2018).
5. Pandu R Vundavilli, DYnamically walking gait generation and path planning of a biped robot using soft computing, worth< 10.00 lakhs, sponsored by SRIC, IIT Bhubaneswar, (Dec. 2013- Dec. 2015). 
 
 
Consultancy Projects
1. Consultacy work titled " Endorsement of the estimation of production quantities of sponge iron and steel billets of Maa Maa Mahamaya Industries Ltd, R.G. Peta in the years 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 from the charge mix used, worth: Rs. 1,19,600/-, July 2016 (Project Investigator)
2.  Consultacy work titled " Assessment of quality control systems and equipments of Maa Maa Mahamaya Industries Ltd, R.G. Peta Vizayanagaram, AP,  worth: Rs. 1,19,080/-, May 2016 (Project Investigator).
3. Consultancy work titled " Survey on process study of CPC and EPC of Amritesh Industries Pvt Ltd." Angul, worth: Rs. 39,900/-, June 2015 (Co-PI).
4. Consultancy work titled " Survey on the Capacity Assessment of Amritesh Industries Pvt. Ltd", Angul, worth: Rs. 26,293/-, May 2015 (PI).
5. Consultancy work titled "Robotic applications in boiler NDT assessment with OMS power training institute, Bhubaneswar", worth: Rs. 3,28,653/-, Jan-March 2015, (PI).
Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Intelligent Machines and Robotics