Faculty Profile

Dr. Saroj Kumar

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

  saroj.kumar@opju.ac.in

  •   Ph.D. in Robotics (Mechanical Engineering) from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela - 2022.
  •  M. Tech. in CAD/CAM (Mechanical Engineering) from Ranchi University Ranchi - 2015.
  •  B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Ranchi University Ranchi - 2012.
  •  Working as an Assistant Professor in O.P. Jindal University, Raigarh, C.G. from August 2022 to till date.
  •  Worked as a Teaching Assistant in National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, from July 2018 to July 2022.
  •  Worked as an Assistant Professor in Cambridge Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering, Ranchi from January 2016 to July 2018.
  •  Robotics & Automation
  •  Mechatronics, Mobile Robot
  •  Navigational Control, Sensor Technology
  •  Kumar, S., Parhi, D.R.K., Kashyap, A.K., Vikas (2022). Path Optimization and Control of Mobile Robot Using Modified Cuckoo Search Algorithm. In: Deepak, B.B.V.L., Parhi, D., Biswal, B., Jena, P.C. (eds) Applications of Computational Methods in Manufacturing and Product Design. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0296-3_12
  •  Kumar S., Parhi D.R., Kashyap A.K., Muni M.K., Dhal P.R. (2021) Navigational Control and Path Optimization of Mobile Robot Using Updated Sine–Cosine Algorithm in Obscure Environment. In: Acharya S.K., Mishra D.P. (eds) Current Advances in Mechanical Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4795-3_91
  •  Kumar S., Pandey K.K., Muni M.K., Parhi D.R. (2020) Path Planning of the Mobile Robot Using Fuzzified Advanced Ant Colony Optimization. In: Deepak B., Parhi D., Jena P. (eds) Innovative Product Design and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-2696-1_101
  •   Kashyap, A.K., Parhi, D.R.K., Kumar, S., Pandey, A. (2022). A GWO Tuned Probabilistic Roadmap Approach for Coarse Mapping of Humanoid Robot in Inclined Terrain. In: Deepak, B.B.V.L., Parhi, D., Biswal, B., Jena, P.C. (eds) Applications of Computational Methods in Manufacturing and Product Design. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0296-3_11
  •  Kashyap A.K., Parhi D.R., Kumar S., Pandey A., Muni M.K., Ranjan Dhal P. (2021) Safe Navigation of Humanoid Robot in Cluttered Terrain Using Ant Lion Optimizer Tuned RA Approach. In: Acharya S.K., Mishra D.P. (eds) Current Advances in Mechanical Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4795-3_92
  •  Muni M.K., Parhi D.R., Kumar P.B., Dhal P.R., Kumar S., (2021) Probability Plot Result Comparison with Recurrent Neural Network Approach for Path Navigation of a Humanoid in Complex Terrain. In: Acharya S.K., Mishra D.P. (eds) Current Advances in Mechanical Engineering. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-4795-3_52
  •  Muni M.K., Parhi D.R., Kumar P.B., Sahu C., Dhal P.R., Kumar S. (2021) Global Path Optimization of Humanoid NAO in Static Environment Using Prim’s Algorithm. In: Udgata S.K., Sethi S., Srirama S.N. (eds) Intelligent Systems. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 185. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6081-5_3
  •  Dhal, P.R., Pradhan, P.K., Muni, M.K., Kumar, S., Padhi, A. (2022). Improving Navigational Parameters During Robot Motion Planning Using SOMA Technique. In: Udgata, S.K., Sethi, S., Gao, XZ. (eds) Intelligent Systems. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 431. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0901-6_17
  •  Kumar S., Parhi DR, Muni MK. (2022) Path planning and obstacle avoidance of multi-robotic system in static and dynamic environments. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. doi:10.1177/09544054221130386
  •   Kumar S., Dadas, S, Parhi D.R, (2022). Path Planning of Mobile Robot Using Modified DAYKUN-BIP Virtual Target Displacement Method in Static Environments. Wireless Personal Communication https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-022-10043-2.
  •  Kumar, S., Parhi, D., Pandey, K., & Muni, M. (2021). Hybrid IWD-GA: An Approach for Path Optimization and Control of Multiple Mobile Robot in Obscure Static and Dynamic Environments. Robotica, 1-28. doi:10.1017/S0263574721000114.
  •   Kumar, S., Parhi, D. R., Kashyap, A. K., & Muni, M. K. (2021). Static and dynamic path optimization of multiple mobile robot using hybridized fuzzy logic-whale optimization algorithm. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 235(21), 5718–5735. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406220982641.
  •  Kumar, S., Parhi, D.R., Muni, M.K. and Pandey, K.K. (2020), "Optimal path search and control of mobile robot using hybridized sine-cosine algorithm and ant colony optimization technique", Industrial Robot, Vol. 47 No. 4, pp. 535-545. https://doi.org/10.1108/IR-12-2019-0248
  •  Kumar, S., Kumar, S., & Parhi, D. (2022). Trajectory planning and control of multiple mobile robot using hybrid MKH-fuzzy logic controller. Robotica, 1-24. doi:10.1017/S0263574722000698
  •  Dhal I., Kumar S, Parhi D.R, (2022) Modified Invasive Weed Optimization-Based Path Exploration for Mobile Robot, International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned systems. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIUS-03-2022-0026
  •  Kumar, S., Parhi, D. R, (2022). Multi-Target Trajectory Planning and Control Technique for Autonomous Navigation of Multiple Robots, ISA Transactions. (Under Review).
  •  Kumar, S., Parhi, D. R, Muni, M.K, (2022). Multiple Trajectory Optimization and Control of Robotic Agents Using Hybrid Fuzzy-MPO Algorithm for Multi Target Problems, Soft Computing (under Review).
  •  Kumar, S., Parhi, D. R (2022). Kinematic and Kinetic Analysis of Differential Drive Wheeled Robot, Wireless Personal Communications (under Review).
  •  Muni, M. K., Parhi, D. R., Kumar, P. B., Sahu, C., & Kumar, S. (2022). Towards motion planning of humanoids using a fuzzy embedded neural network approach. Applied Soft Computing, 108588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2022.108588
  •  Muni, M., Kumar, S., Parhi, D., & Pandey, K. (2021). Water cycle algorithm: An approach for improvement of navigational strategy of multiple humanoid robots. Robotica, 1-19. doi:10.1017/S0263574721000837
  •  Muni, M. K., Parhi, D. R., Kumar, P. B., & Kumar, S. (2020). Motion control of multiple humanoids using a hybridized prim’s algorithm-fuzzy controller. Soft Computing, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-020-05212-z
  •   Kashyap, A. K., Parhi, D. R., & Kumar, S. (2020). Dynamic stabilization of NAO humanoid robot based on whole-body control with simulated annealing. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 17(03), 2050014. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219843620500140.
  •  Kumar S., Parhi D.R., Muni, M.K., Pandey K.K. (2022) Navigational analysis of mobile robot using modified wind driven optimization technique. In: 5th International conference on advances in steel, power and construction technology, OP Jindal University, Raigarh (Accepted).
  •  Kumar, Saroj and Muni, Manoj Kumar and Pandey, Krishna Kant and Chhotray, Animesh and Parhi, Dayal R., Path Planning and Control of Mobile Robots Using Modified Tabu Search Algorithm in Complex Environment (February 18, 2020). International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing & Renewable Energy (ICAIMRE) 2019, Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3539922
  •  Pandey, K. K., Thakare, A. M., Kumar, S., Muni, M. K., & Parhi, D. R. (2021, May). Trajectory optimization of wheeled mobile robot (WMR) in the wall-type arena. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2341, No. 1, p. 020028). AIP Publishing LLC. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0049972
  •  Muni, Manoj Kumar and Parhi, Dayal R. and Kumar, PriyadarshiBiplab and Pandey, Krishna Kant and Kumar, Saroj and Chhotray, Animesh, Sugeno Fuzzy Logic Analysis: Navigation of Multiple Humanoids in Complex Environments (February 12, 2020). International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing & Renewable Energy (ICAIMRE)2019, Available at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3536839
  •  Pandey, A., Kumar, S., Pandey, K. K., & Parhi, D. R. (2016). Mobile robot navigation in unknown static environments using ANFIS controller. Perspectives in Science, 8, 421-423. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pisc.2016.04.094
  •  Organized a 5-day national workshop on “Advances in Renewable Energy at C.I.T, Ranchi.
  •  Attended a two-week vocational training from Steel Authority of India Limited Bokaro, Jharkhand (SAIL).
  •  Done a certificate Design course on AUTO CAD-2009 from Jharkhand government mini tool room and training center Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  •  Attended a two-week workshop on Fluid Mechanics, conducted by I.I.T., Kharagpur, Sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India.
  •  Attended International conference on “Recent trends in engineering and material sciences” at Jaipur national university, Jaipur.
  •  Attended and Organized Industry Institute Interaction Seminar at C.I.T., Ranchi.
  •  Attended short-term training program on Effective Teaching at C.I.T., Ranchi.
  •  Received Research Scholar Fellowship from Ministry of Education, Government of India from July 2018 to July 2022.
  •  Best Teacher Award at C.I.T Ranchi in 2018.
  •  Academic Excellence award in B. Tech. for securing 1st rank in semesters.
  •  Awarded by “Lions Club of Isri-Dumri” for securing 2nd position in intermediate board exam at Block level in 2008.
  •  Achieved academic excellence award in matriculation for holding 1st position at school in 2006 examination.
  •  N.C.C. ‘B’ Certificate pass (Army wing).
  •   Reviewer- The Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. (SAGE Publication)
  •   Reviewer- The International Journal of Unmanned Intelligent Systems. (Emerald Publication)
  •   Reviewer- Assembly Automations. (Emerald Publication)
  •   Reviewer- Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering. (Springer)
  •   Reviewer- ISA Transactions (Elsevier)
  •   Reviewer- Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (Springer)
  •   Reviewer- Journal of Supercomputing (Springer)
  •   Reviewer- Journal of Field Robotics (Willey)
  •   Reviewer- Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction of Mechanical Engineering (Springer)
  •   Reviewer- IGI Global Book
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