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Robotics Modeling and Simulation Group

Rudranarayan M Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Research Technologist
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Rudranarayan Mukherjee is a Research Technologist and Group Leader in the Robotics Modeling and Simulation group at the Robotics and Mobility Systems section at JPL. His primary role at JPL is to develop new technologies and find opportunities to apply them in flight missions.

Education (more>>)

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2007)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2002)
B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Pune, India (2000)

Professional Experience (more>>)
Current Roles:
  • PI, DARPA In-space Telescope Assembly Robotics Risk Reduction Effort
  • PI, Mars In-Orbit Sample Transfer Technologies
  • PI, JPL-DLR Germany collaboration on wheel-terrain interactions
  • Robotics Lead for a New Frontiers Proposal
  • Sub-topic Manager, NASA STMD STTR
  • JPL Lead for capture aspects in Rendezvous and Capture Strategic Capability Leadership Team
  • PI and Lead, JPLs Multibody Dynamics M3tk software

Research Interests (more>>)
  • In-space Assembly
  • Rendezvous and Orbital Sample Capture
  • Manipulation and System Engineering for Planetary Robotics
  • Vehicle Terrain Interactions
  • Autonomy for high-dof motion planning and coordinated control
  • Other aspects of space robotics
  • Multibody Dynamics and Mechanism Design
  • Model-Based Design
  • Scientific Computing

Selected Publications (more>>)

R.M. Mukherjee, K.D. Bhalerao, K.S. Anderson, "A divide-and-conquer direct differentiation approach for multibody system sensitivity analysis," Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 35, No. 5., May 2008, 413-429.

Rudranarayan M. Mukherjee1 and Kurt S. Anderson, "Efficient methodology for multibody simulations with discontinuous changes in system definition," Multibody System Dynamics, Volume 18-2, September 2007, 145-168.

Rudranarayan M. Mukherjee and Kurt S. Anderson, "Orthogonal Complement Based Divide-and-Conquer Algorithm for constrained multibody systems," Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 48 no.1-2, April 2007, 199-215.

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