• The School of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and AMMACHI Labs, along with the foreign university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, carried forward a research in a village of Ettimadai, Coimbatore.

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  • To address the need of proper housing in some rural areas, government and NGOs have mostly relied on building concrete houses. Although it can be viewed as an efficient solution in the short term, it may not be suitable for all villages. In villages where temperatures can be extreme, concrete houses are very difficult to live in. 

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  • Through Amrita's women empowerment initiatives, rural women are trained to build their own toilets, thereby addressing the urgent need for sanitation infrastructure in rural communities. However, women do face some challenges while constructing toilets such as the acquisition of construction materials (which can be expensive) and the overall time required to build the toilets.

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  • Energy has a significant importance in elevating the lives of people all around the world. Students of Amrita have done field work in an empoverished village of the state of Bihar, and identified Energy as the most problematic problem area over there. Using the most advancing technologies, it was determined that a modernized smokeless Chulha, or smokeless stove, can be designed. It surpasses earlier such models, and can be of very low cost.

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  • AMMACHI Labs uses computerized vocational education training (cVET) to make education accessible and interesting. The smart classroom concept was introduced into the many training centers across India to enable a learning environment that would scale up skill training, maximize student participation and enhance learning.

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  • mySangham is an online portal and community that will bring skill based education and employment within reach of everyone. The portal enables anyone to upload multilingual content that would be accessible to all especially the mobile-first, cloud-first generation. mySangham applies crowdsourcing to empower individuals and to leverage technology to disseminate vocational education on a mass scale by creating a comprehensive ecosystem of the vocational skills training network by connecting a large online community of those searching for skills and those who can provide skills training. 

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  • Amrita School of Business and AMMACHI Labs, along with University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA, conducted a campaign for empowering the artist in the villages.

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  • AMMACHI Labs believes that women empowerment is the key to alleviating poverty, social injustice and economic instability. Our innovative and solid programs offer sustainable solutions to India’s challenges and provide concrete steps to tackle problems and empower women and communities.

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  • A solar powered classroom on wheels is what the MoVE project is all about. Skills training is the least accessible to those who stand to benefit the most from it. Making vocational education mobile may be one solution to this. In an effort to bring quality vocational education to the otherwise inaccessible regions of the diverse geography that India is, AMMACHI Labs conceptualised, designed and built a mobile vocational training center. 

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  • AMMACHI Labs, the academic and research center of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, conducted organic farming, along with the foreign university, ISTOM College of International Agricultural Development, France.

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  • The Automation and Robotic Technology group at Ammachi Labs focuses on areas such as human robot interaction, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, robotics for humanitarian aid in disaster affected areas and automation.

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  • The AMMACHI Labs along with Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, conducted a campaign for sanitation awareness through water testing in the villages of Ratanpur, Bihar and Muruganpatti, Madurai District, Tamil Nadu.

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  • The AMMACHI Labs along with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, designed a scalable and sustainable sanitation model in the rural villages.

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  • Haptic technology as a modality takes advantage of the sense of human touch by applying forces and vibrations to provide real life-like experience to the user.  While haptic feedback has been typically used in sophisticated surgical simulators and other expensive high-end applications, AMMACHI Labs has chosen “high social impact” as a factor that guides our application of this technology. With this vision, we have made pioneering contributions in the area of haptic systems for skill assessment in India and guidance for applications such as vocational education and training, physical rehabilitation, and medical simulation. Specific research areas include haptic rendering, haptic devices, haptic guidance and shared control schemes for haptic simulation.

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