Purdue SMART Lab Team


Manoj Raj Penmetcha

Manoj became a SMART Lab alumni in May 2021.
His immediate position is a Director at NCC and Multiscale Technologies.

 Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2021 (Technology)
Dissertation: "Application Offloading Schemas for Cloud Robotics"
M.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, 2012
Thesis: "Exploring the Effectiveness of Robotics as a Vehicle for Computational Thinking"
Advisor: Alejandra J. Magana
B.S. Osmania University, Hyderabad, India 2010 (Information Technology)

Current Research:

    Cloud Robotics - My research interests include designing Cloud-Based Robotic Architecture, Web-Based Robotic Applications, Task Offloading/distribution and Security in Cloud Networked Robotics, and Telepresence Robot Applications.

Publications: (Google Scholar)
  • Manoj Penmetcha and Byung-Cheol Min, "A Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Dynamic Computational Offloading Method for Cloud Robotics", IEEE Access, Vol. 9, pp. 60265-60279, 2021.
  • Manoj Penmetcha, Shyam Sundar Kannan, and Byung-Cheol Min, "Smart Cloud: Scalable Cloud Robotic Architecture for Web-powered Multi-Robot Applications", 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Toronto, Canada, 11-14 October, 2020.
  • Manoj Penmetcha, Shaocheng Luo, Arabinda Samantaray, J. Eric Dietz, Baijian Yang and Byung-Cheol Min, "Computer Vision-based Algae Removal Planner for Multi-robot Teams", 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Bari, Italy, October 6-9, 2019.
  • Manoj Penmetcha, Arabinda Samantaray, and Byung-Cheol Min, "SmartResponse: Emergency and Non-Emergency Response for Smartphone based Indoor Localization applications", HCI International 2017 - Poster Extended Abstract, Vancouver, Canada, 9-14 July, 2017.
  • Camilo Vieira, Manoj Penmetcha, Alejandra J. Magana and Eric T. Matson, "Computational Thinking as a Practice of Representation: A Proposed Learning and Assessment Framework", Journal of Computational Science Education, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 21-30, 2016.
  • Manoj Penmetcha, "Exploring the effectiveness of robotics as a vehicle for computational thinking", Masters Dissertation, Purdue University, 2012.

    mpenmetc at purdue dot edu