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Biography

Dr. Veera Ragavan Sampath Kumar worked for several multinational companies in various capacities from a Design Engineer to Business Unit Head. He has more than 17 years of industrial experience in the design and development of Factory Automation Solutions and has executed several projects from concept to commissioning. He is a renowned Systems Integrator and a System of Systems Architect, specializing in Fluid Power Automation and Control, Telematics, M2M, Robot Navigation, RTOS, Application Software development for Manufacturing Automation and Embedded Software for consumer electronics and Factory Automation.

His current research interests are Modeling, Simulation, Design, and Development of Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems with a focus on Industrial Automation, Real-time Embedded Systems, Robotics, Industrial Internet of Things, and Machine Learning.

He has been an active member of several internationally renowned technical committees such as IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS), IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE-IES) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He served as a core member of IEEE RAS Working Group that developed the internationally acclaimed IEEE 1872TM- 2016 standard - Core Ontologies for Robotics and Automation. Currently, he is the Co-Chair of the IEEE working group for developing Ontologies for Autonomous Robots (IEEE1872.2 AuR) and core working member of Robot Task Representation (IEEE 1872.1). He is an active member of the ASME Standards Project on Robotics Arm Performance, IEEE P1931.1 - Roof Computing WG, IEEE P7000 - Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns in System Design, IEEE SA P7007 Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems Working Groups. He serves on the IEEE-IES Technical Subcommittee on Computer Vision and Human-Machine Interaction in Industrial and Factory Automation.

Research interests

  • Design and Development of Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems with a focus on industrial automation
  • Real-time Embedded Systems
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • Factory Automation
  • System Integration
  • Embedded Systems
  • Software Development

Monash teaching commitment

  • TRC2001 - Introduction to Systems Engineering
  • TRC3000 - Mechatronics Project II

Research area keywords

  • Design and Development of Industry 4.0 and Cyber-Physical Systems with a focus on industrial automation
  • Real-time Embedded Systems
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • Factory Automation
  • System Integration
  • Embedded Systems
  • Software Development

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