K.R. GURUPRASAD, Ph.D. (IISc, Bengaluru), is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Surathkal, Karnataka. His teaching and research interests are mainly in the areas of Robotics and Control Engineering. He has more than 35 research publications to his credit. Apart from about 18 years of teaching experience at NITK-Surathkal, Dr. Guruprasad has delivered guest lectures on Robotics at several universities in India, USA, and UAE.