Department of Mechanical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2023/256

Smart Materials Structures and Systems Laboratory (SMSS), Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur is seeking passionate and motivated researchers to work on developing a series of next-generation advanced robotic systems. Our team comprises researchers and professionals from diverse backgrounds including Robotics, Mechanical design, and Control, and is looking forward to augmenting its capabilities with a Researcher in ROS/Navigation. 

Project No:- PIPL/DORA/2020022

Project Title:- Design & Development of AMI

Name of the Post: Project Engineer

Salary: Rs. 31600-2600-78400 Per Month.
(Higher starting salary may be considered for exceptionally qualified/experienced candidates as per IITK Rules)

Responsibilities: -

  • Research to determine the parameters of a robotic application.
  • Design robotic systems from start to finish.
  • Develop and implement software that will control robots.
  • Create prototypes and work on necessary components (e.g., microprocessors).
  • Develop cost-effective and efficient processes to produce the machines.
  • Perform integration tests and quality control.
  • Apply machine learning techniques.
  • Create complete documentation for robotic systems.
  • Monitor the use of robotic systems and optimize their functionality.
  • Troubleshoot defects in the robot design.
  • Keep abreast of advancements in robotics and relevant fields of engineering.

Essential Skillset: The ideal candidate should have,

  • Previous experience as a robotic engineers or similar role.
  • Well-versed in computer science, applied physics, and mechanics.
  • Excellent knowledge of CAD/CAM software.
  • Excellent knowledge of ROS, Sensor Integration, and Navigation algorithms.
  • Excellent knowledge of microcontroller and microprocessor programming.
  • Knowledge of cost, efficiency, and productivity optimization methods.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate integrated systems.
  • An analytical mind
  • Outstanding communication skills

Minimum Qualification: M.Tech, Or B.Tech + 3 years’ relevant experience.

Interested candidates may send their application, including the complete professional academic record (attach copies of certificates) and work experience to the undersigned, by e-mail ( The applicant must also provide addresses (including E-mail IDs) of referees (at least two) who can be contacted. Online interviews of shortlisted candidates will be conducted.

Last Date: 05-12-2023. *Extended till December 31, 2023.

Dr. B. Bhattacharya
Project Coordinator
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur - 16