R. K. Mittal received the B. E. (Hons.) and M. E. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Software Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, (BITS), Pilani, India, in 1973, 1975, and 1992, respectively. In 1975, he joined BITS, where he worked as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. In 1990, he became an Associate Professor and, in 1995, a Professor. In 2010, he has been deputed from BITS, Pilani-Rajasthan as the director for BITS, Pilani-Dubai. For the last 35 years, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses, has guided several M. Tech. theses, and is currently guiding two Ph.D. students in Robotics and Software Engineering. He is the founding Member of the Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIS), BITS, which was established in 1992, and was its Coordinator until 2000.
He coauthored the two textbooks
Robotics & Control (New Delhi, India:
McGraw-Hill, 2003) and
Elements of Manufacturing Processes (New
Delhi, India: Prentice-Hall, 2003). His research
interests includes robust robotic designs,
two-/three-dimensional robot-path planning,
microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microrobots
and nanorobots, nanotechnology, software
engineering, and software testing. Dr. Mittal is
branch counselor for the
Students Branch, BITS, and President of the BITS
Alumni Association (BITSAA).