Purdue SMART Lab Team


Ramviyas Nattanmai Parasuraman

Ramviyas became a SMART Lab alumni in July 2018.
His immediate position is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia.
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Ph.D Universidad Politenica de Madrid, Spain, 2014 (Robotics and Automation)
"Wireless communication enhancement methods for mobile robots in radiation environements"
with Dr. Alessandro Masi, CERN and Prof. Manuel Ferre, UPM
M.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, 2010 (Instrument Technology)
"Mobility enhancement for the elderly: Vision based obstacle detection and guidance"
with Prof. Shahani D.T, IITD and Prof. Pascal Frossard, EPFL
B.E. Thiagarajar College of Enginnering, Madurai, India, 2008 (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering)

Current Research:

    I'm interested in researches related to Search and Recue Robots, Human-Root Interaction, Assistive Robotics, and Communication-aware motion planning, Sensing, and Machine learning.

Publications: (Google Scholar)

PhD thesis: Wireless communication enhancement methods for mobile robots in radiation environments, Oct 2014, Universidad Polit√©cnica de Madrid, Spain.

International Journals:

  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, Sergio Caccamo, Fredrik Baberg, Mark Neerinx, Petter Orgren, "A New UGV Teleoperation Interface for Improved Awareness of Network Connectivity and Physical Surroundings", Transactions on Human-Machnie Systems, 2016. (Under review)
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, Petter Orgren, "Online Prediction of Wireless Connection Quality in Autonomous and Teleoperated Field Robots",   Jounral of Field Robotics, 2016. (Under review)
  • Danilo Tardioli, Ramviyas Parasuraman, Petter Orgren, "ROS Communication Performance in Wireless Robots Systems: Problems and Solutions", Computer Communications Journal, 2016. (Under review)
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, Thomas Fabry, Luca Molinari, Keith Kershaw, Mario D. Castro, Alessandro Masi, and Manuel Ferre, "A Multi-Sensor RSS Spatial Sensing-Based Robust Stochastic Optimization Algorithm for Enhanced Wireless Tethering", Sensors, 14, no. 12: 23970-24003, 2014. Download PDF
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, Keith Kershaw and Manuel Ferre. "Experimental Investigation of Radio Signal Propagation in Scientific Facilities for Telerobotic Application", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 10:364. doi: 10.5772/56847, 2013. Download PDF

International Conferences:

  • Sergio Caccamo, Ramviyas Parasuraman, Fredrik Baberg, Petter Ogren, "Extending a UGV teleoperation FLC interface with wireless network connectivity information", in Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on , pp.4305-4312, Sept. 28 2015-Oct. 2 2015. Download PDF
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, P Pagala, K Kershaw, M Ferre, "Model based on-line energy prediction system for semi-autonomous mobile robots", 2014 5th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation (ISMS), 27-19 Jan 2014. Download PDF
  • A. Owen-Hill, Ramviyas Parasuraman, M.Ferre, "Haptic teleoperation of mobile robots for augmentation of operator perception in environments with low-wireless signal", 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 21-26 Oct. 2013. Download PDF
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, T.Fabry, K.Kershaw, M.Ferre, "Spatial sampling methods for improved communication for wireless relay robots" Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE), 2013 International Conference on, pp.874,880, 2-6 Dec. 2013, Download PDF
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, P.Pagala, K.Kershaw, M.Ferre, "Energy Management Module for Mobile Robots in Hostile Environments", Advances in Autonomous Robotics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7429, pp 430-431, 2012. Download PDF

International workshop/Posters:

  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, L.Molinari, A.Masi," A fast radio signal strength prediction algorithm for mobile robots in unknown environments", Workshop on Communication Aware Robotic, New Tools for Multi-Robot Networks, Autonomous Vehicles, and Localization (CarNet), Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) conference 2014.
  • Ramviyas Parasuraman, K.Kershaw, M.Ferre, "A study on wireless communication for mobile robots in hostile environments", Workshop on Telerobotics and Systems Engineering for Scientific Facilities, 4th October, Madrid, Spain, 2012. Download PDF