Upinder Kaur

Robotics | Cyber-Physical Systems | Artificial Intelligence | Sensor Networks

I am an Assistant Professor at Purdue University in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE). I earned my Ph.D. in Technology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, where I conducted research in the Collaborative Robotics Lab under the guidance of Prof. Richard Voyles.

My work reimagines cyber-physical systems (CPS) with robots as the mobile and dextrous edge, realizing a richer reactive interface between the physical and the cyber world. Within a cyber-physical systems paradigm, resource-aware robots can overcome the many challenges of operating in austere environments. In my thesis, I developed a novel architecture of CPS with robots for precision animal agriculture to bring the emphasis back on caring for individuals while improving welfare and productivity. As a part of this work,I deployed robots in cows!

Looking ahead, my ambitions are centered around crafting impactful systems that involve robots addressing critical aspects such as locomotion, localization, communication, networking, and security. These endeavors extend to real-world applications in fields, oceans, and even extraterrestrial exploration, ushering in a new era of technological innovation.