Vishal Raveendranathan

Groningen, The Netherlands

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Robotics Lab at Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence in the University of Groningen. I work for the European Commission project MyLeg (2018-2021) with the supervision of Prof. Dr. Raffaella Carloni and Prof. Dr. Andrea Zucchelli.

My ongoing research is to build a powered prosthetic leg for the osseointegrated amputees to perform their activities of daily living. In this process, I designed the Overall Control Architecture for the MyLeg powered prosthesis and am trying to realize it within my course Ph.D. My approach to the problem is both in software simulations and hardware execution.

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Research Interest:

As a mechatronics and robotics engineer, I am interested in multi-disciplinary research. I want to explore the field of mechatronics to develop new products that can bring comfort to people’s lives. Lately, I have been keen on the AI/ML side of the world. I want to implement data-driven modeling of mechatronic systems.

Keywords: Embedded Systems, Mechatronics, Bio-mechatronics, Musculoskeletal modeling, Biomechanics, Sensor Fusion, AI, and System Engineering.


I hold MSc in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering from the University of Leeds (2015). My topic of research for the thesis was “Muscle Contributions during Transient and Steady States of Level Ground Walking.”


I worked as a Flight Software Engineer at an aerospace research company TeamIndus, India (2016-2017). TeamIndus was one of the top 5 companies competing in the Google Lunar XPrize Challenge to soft-land a spacecraft and rover on the moon’s surface. My main task was to develop bare-metal embedded programs for space-grade processors and was involved in driver development. Sensor integration and test software development for embedded systems were some areas that I managed in the team.


I love to do aquascaping and maintaining a beautiful aquarium. It’s been after so many years I was able to get back into this hobby. If you would like to have a glimpse of my tank, have a look at @bobosaquaworld. I also like to tinker with electronics at home and play around with Arduino and Raspberry Pi (stretching their limits). I am dreaming of building a mini lab at home soon to keep exploring my ideas.

news [archives]

Oct 1, 2021 Poster presentation @HTRIC.
Oct 15, 2020 BioRob2020 conference paper published.
Apr 1, 2018 Started my PhD at RUG.
Jun 27, 2016 Joined as Flight Software Engineer @ TeamIndus, Bangalore
Feb 6, 2016 Workshop on “MATLAB & Arduino” at Poonjar Engineering College, Kerala

selected publications

  1. IEEE
    Musculoskeletal Model of an Osseointegrated Transfemoral Amputee in OpenSim
    Raveendranathan, Vishal, and Carloni, Raffaella
    In 2020 8th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) 2020
  2. Gait & Posture
    Changes in knee joint kinetics of transfemoral amputee’s intact leg: An osteoarthritis indication?
    Mehryar, Pouyan, Rezaeian, Tahmineh, Shourijeh, Mohammad Sharif, Raveendranathan, Vishal, Messenger, Neil, O’Connor, Rory, and Dehghani-Sanij, Abbas
    Gait & Posture 2017