Centre for Automation


Centre for Automation (CAT) is set up in the year 2020 to accelerate the research and product development efforts in the specific fields related to automation providing the thrust to the local and national industrial growth. Further, CAT provides a platform for the faculty and students from multiple disciplines to come together to achieve common and greater goals by conducting collaborative research, developing new products, and providing automation solutions to the industry. CAT pursues excellence in research and industry interaction and leads the successful amalgamation of research in the areas of robotics (assistive rehabilitation and smart robots), smart grid automation, additive manufacturing (3D printing), flexible industrial processes automation, smart factory automation, autonomous systems, and intelligent manufacturing. The Centre for Automation aims to become a hub for intellectual solutions for automation needs through interactions with academicians, researchers, and industrialists across the globe.

The primary area of research at the centre is as follows:

  • Mechatronics and Robotics Systems
  • Intelligent and Digital Manufacturing Systems
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Autotronics
  • Power System Automation


  1. Pradeep Kumar. H., Sakthivel. G., Shankar. S. ‘Prevalence of work related musculoskeletal disorders among occupational bus drivers of Karnataka, South India’, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, Vol. 66, No.1, 1-12, 2020. (IF: 1.132)
  2. Senthil kumar, M., Vanmathi, M., Sakthivel.G., ‘SiC Reinforcement in the synthesis and characterization of A356/AL2O3/Sic/Gr reinforced composite-Paving a way for the next generation of aircraft applications’, Silicon, pp.1-12, 2020 (IF:1.5)
  3. G., Senthil Kumar. S., Ilangkumaran. M. ‘A genetic algorithm-based artificial neural network model with TOPSIS approach to optimize the engine performance’, Biofuels, Vol.10, No. 6, pp. 693-717, 2019. (IF:1.5)
  4. K., Jegadeeshwaran. R., Sakthivel. G. ‘Vibration Based tool insert health monitoring using decision tree and fuzzy logic’, Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, Vol. 13, No.3, pp.303-316, 2019. (IF:0.5)
S.No Title Funding Agency Amount in ₹ Investigators Duration /Status
1. Development of exo-skeletal wearable robot for assisting agricultural and industrial workers VIT-SEED 3.00 Lakhs

Saravanakumar. D. (PI),

Sakthivel. G (Co-PI)

  1. Raghukiran, Sakthivel, MuhammedNabeel, Prashanth,“Smart guidance and emergencyalert walking stick for disabled” on 2018, Application no. 201841030320,
  2. Sakthivel, Mothish Raj, Prem, Rajkamal, “Smart ergonomic motorcycle handlebar toreduce musclo skeletal disorder”, on 2019, Application no. 201941036304
  3. Sumathi, Vishal Gundavarapu, Shrnjay Krishnan, Srivatsan, “Temperature Detection in hazardous location using soft sensors” on 2019. Application no. 201941017144A
  4. Sumathi, Shantanusoni, Viswatej “Smart Switching Systems For Multiresidential Building” on 2019, Application no. 201941029437