NameRavindra Singh Bisht
Date of Birth01.12.1985,
Present DesignationPrincipal Scientist
GroupConstruction Automation and Robotics (CAR)

Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
B.E.Mechanical EngineeringKEC Dwarahat, Almora (Uttarakhand)India2008
M.Tech.Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology, KanpurIndia2010
Ph.D.RoboticsIndian Institute of Technology, RoorkeeIndia2022


a) Main Area of SpecializationMechanical Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationConstruction Mechanization, Automation and Robotics

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

Country visitedPurposeFromTo
Publications and Patents
Current Publications (2012 onwards):

  • S. Singh,  S. Maiti,  R. S. Bisht, S. K. Panigrahi,  & S. Yadav (2024). Large CO2 reduction and enhanced thermal performance of agro-forestry, construction and demolition waste based fly ash bricks for sustainable construction. Scientific Reports, 14(1), 8368.
  • S. K. Panigrahi, C. Patel, A. Chourasia & R. S. Bisht (2024). Cross-correlation difference matrix based structural damage detection approach for building structures. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 1-15.
  • R. Sahai, R. S. Bisht, N. K.Malviya, S. Kumar, S. Singh, S. K. Panigrahi. “Aspects of Waste Material Utilization and 3D Concrete Printer Development Approach: A Review” in Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2024.
  • R. S. Bisht, S. Kaushik, M. Uniyal, C. Patel, K. L. Solanki. Design analysis, motion planning and development of an inchworm-inspired biped wall climbing robot. In “Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Recent Advances in Machines, Mechanisms and Design: Select Proceedings of iNaCoMM-2023.”
  • R. Sahai, R. S. Bisht, S. Kumar, S. Singh, & S. K. Panigrahi, (2023). Modelling and Simulation of 3-D Printed Concrete Layers and Validation Using Gantry Robotic Printer. In “Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Recent Advances in Machines, Mechanisms and Design: Select Proceedings of iNaCoMM-2023.”
  • R. S. Bisht, D. Kumar, N. Garg, V. Kumar, S. Singh, S. Yadav, S. K. Panigrahi, A. Chourasia, Trenchless mechanized inspection and retrofitting strategy for buried sewerage systems, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research (JSIR), 2023.
  • N. K. Malviya, R. S. Bisht, K. L. Solanki, A. K. Rathore, Design, development and trials of a miniature whegs wall-climbing robot for ferrous structures, NanoWorld Journal, 9(S1): S41-S44, 2023 (IMME 2022 proceedings).
  • R. S. Bisht, K. L. Solanki, D. Kumar, Sameer, S. K. Panigrahi, N. Kumar, A. Chourasia. “Affordable modular mobile crane for multistorey construction”, Proceeding on Innovative and Sustainable Materials & Technologies (ISCMT-2023), 6th Jan 2023, Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi.
  • Singh, S., Dalbehera, M. M., Kumar, A. A., Maiti, S., Balam, N. B., Bisht, R. S., & Panigrahi, S. K. (2023). Elevated temperature and performance behaviour of rice straw as waste bio-mass based foamed gypsum hollow blocks. Journal of Building Engineering69, 106220.
  • Singh, S., Dalbehera, M. M., Maiti, S., Bisht, R. S., Balam, N. B., & Panigrahi, S. K. (2023). Investigation of agro-forestry and construction demolition wastes in alkali-activated fly ash bricks as sustainable building materials. Waste Management, 159, 114-124.
  • N. Malviya, R. Bisht, K. Solanki and A. Rathore. Design, Development and Trials of a Miniature Whegs Wall-climbing Robot for Ferrous Structures, IMME 2022, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad.
  • Singh, S., Maiti, S., Bisht, R.S., Balam, N.B., Solanki, R., Chourasia, A. and Panigrahi, S.K., 2022. Performance behaviour of agro-waste based gypsum hollow blocks for partition walls. Scientific Reports, 12(1), pp.1-16.
  • Bisht R. S., Pathak P.M. and Panigrahi S.K., 2022. Modelling, simulation and experimental validation of wheel and arm locomotion based wall-climbing robot. Robotica, pp.1-37.
  • Bisht R S, Pathak P M, Panigrahi S K. Design and development of a glass façade cleaning robot. Mechanism and Machine Theory. 2022 Feb 1; 168:104585.
  • Bisht R S, Pathak P M, Panigrahi S K. Design analysis of electro-adhesive mechanism for wall-climbing robot. Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines. 2022 Jan 10:1-8.
  • Singh S, Chourasia A, Bisht R S, Yadav S. Thermal and acoustic performance of cement fibreboard and bamboo buildings. IJEMS, Vol.28(5), 2021.
  • Bisht R S, Panigrahi S K, Singh S, Kumar D, Yadav S. Design analysis of a machine for manufacturing of bricks from industrial waste: simulations and experiments. International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing (IJIDeM). 2021 Oct 18:1-0.
  • Krishna A, Bisht R S, Panigrahi S K. Dynamic Modelling and Payload Response Analysis of a 3-D Overhead Gantry Crane. In Advances in Systems Engineering 2021 (pp. 189-198). Springer, Singapore. (Online ISBN978-981-15-8025-3)
  • Bisht R S, Pathak P M, Panigrahi S K. Development of a Climbing Robot Based on Multi-suction Cups Mounted on Timing Belt Mechanism. In Mechanism and Machine Science 2021 (pp. 657-669). Springer, Singapore. (Online ISBN978-981-15-4477-4)
  • Singh S., Bisht R. S., Chourasia A., Patel R., Jain S., Yadav S., Panigrahi S. K., “Performance evaluation of autoclaved aerated concrete and brick masonry buildings: A case study in north Indian climatic region”, The Journal of Acoustical Society of India (2021).
  • Singh, S., Maiti, S., Rani, S., Raj, H., Bisht, R. S., Panigrahi, S. K., & Tyagi, I. (2020). Ti doped BaMnO 3 perovskite structure as photocatalytic agent for the degradation of noxious air and water pollutants. SN Applied Sciences2, 1-9.
  • Bisht R S, Panigrahi S K, Kumar D, Kumar N, Kumar P, Ali S S and Chourasia, A., 2020. Dynamic Analysis of Mini Climbing Crane. In Recent Trends in Wave Mechanics and Vibrations (pp. 259-269). Springer, Singapore.
  • Siddharth, Singh M., Maiti S., Bisht R. S., Panigrahi S. K., and Sameer, “Investigation of low frequency sound absorption property of fluorogypsum material for indoor applications”, The Journal of Acoustical Society of India (2019).
  • Bisht, R. S., Pathak, P.M. and Panigrahi, S.K., 2018, September. Development of Magnetic Adhesion Based Wheel-Driven Climbing Machine for Ferrous Surface Applications. In ASME 2018 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (pp. V001T04A016-V001T04A016), American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Bisht, R. S., Pathak, P.M. and Panigrahi, S.K., 2018. Experimental investigations on permanent magnet based wheel mechanism for safe navigation of climbing robot. Procedia computer science133, pp.377-384.
  • Singh, S., Maiti, S., Raj, H., Bisht, R. S., Minocha, A. K., Panigrahi, S. K., Alexander, S., & Singh, M. (2018). X—ray photoelectron spectroscopy study on adsorption property of harmful air pollutants on zeolite prepared from fly ash. Materials Research Express5(8), 085507.
  • R. S. Bisht, D. S. Rawat, S. K. Panigrahi and S. J. Alexander, “Locomotion Control of Omnidirectional Quad-Wheeled Electromagnetic Climbing Robot”, 12th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress (USSTC 2017-18), Mar 07-09, 2018
  • R. S. Bisht, J. Kumar, and S. J. Alexander, “Wheeled mobile robot for autonomous cleaning” Nirmanika, 2016-17, pp 10-11.
  • R. S. Bisht, S. J. Alexander and S.K. Panigrahi, Mechanism for Automatic Actuation and Deactuation Control of Pneumatic Based MultiSuction Cups Mounted on Timing Belt” India International Science Festival (IISF-2016), 811, December2016, CSIRNPL, Delhi, p315.
  • R. S. Bisht, P. M. Pathak and S.K. Panigrahi, Dynamics and Control of TwoMobile Modules of Climbing Robot Connected by a ManipulatorIn The Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Multibody Dynamics 2016, (ACMD-2016), Kanazawa, Japan, 0710 August, 2016, (
  • S. J. Alexander, R. S. Bisht, J. Kumar and R. Sharma,Path Planning of Autonomous Wheeled Mobile Robot for Efficient Coverage Within a Specified Area,” 10th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress, Dehradun, February 1012, 2016.
  • R. S. Bisht,  S. J. Alexander and A. Kumar, “Numerical Simulation of Vacuum Gripper for Robotic Applications,” Advances in Computing Communication and Engineering, New Delhi: Excellent Publishing House, (ISBN: 978-93-84935-14-6), pp. 98-105, 2014.
  • Pandey, A. K. and Bisht, R. S.  “Numerical Modelling of Infilled Clay Brick Masonry Under Blast Loading.” Advances in Structural Engineering, 17.4 (2014): 591-606.
  • R. S. Bisht and S. J. Alexander, “Design Parameter Analysis of Adhesion Mechanisms for Climbing Robots,” 8th Uttarakhand State Science and Technology Congress, Dehradun, Dec 26-28, 2013.
  • R. S. Bisht and S. J. Alexander, “Mobile Robots for Periodic Maintenance and Inspection of Civil Infrastructure: A Review,” Proceedings of the 1st International and 16th National Conference on Machines and Mechanisms, IIT Roorkee, India, Dec 18-20 2013.
  • A.K. Pandey and R. S. Bisht, “Numerical Modelling of Infilled Clay Brick Masonry under Blast Loading,” in Proc. of First International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE2012), Hong Kong China, 5-7 December 2012.

Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 04


Patents filed / granted: 01

  • R. S. Bisht, P. M. Pathak, S. K. Panigrahi, “A hybrid robotic device and method for climbing with multiple degrees of freedom” Application no: 201911052507, Date of filing: 18 Dec. 2019, Date of publishing: 15 June, 2021, FER: 27/04/2023, Patent no: 523185, Date of grant: 11/03/2024.

Product Developed: 05


Awards and Distinctions (including fellowships of the learned societies):.

Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
MHRD scholarshipMHRDM.Tech2008 - 2010
Young scientist awardUttarakhand state council for science and technologyBest oral presentation2013
Diamond Jubilee Technology AwardDirector, CSIR-CBRIBest Technology Award2018
Young Scientist jury awardIISFBest poster presentation2019
Diamond Jubilee Technology AwardDirector, CSIR-CBRIBest Technology Award2020
Professional Experience:

Research and Development experience since August, 2010 in the areas of  Design and development of construction machinery/ robotics at CSIR-CBRI, Roorkee.

Teaching experience in AcSIR since Academic Year 2018-19 for teaching the following subjects:

  • Automation in Building Construction
  • Optimization Techniques