Gayathri Manikutty is currently serving as Haptic and Robotics Research Coordinator at AMMACHI Labs. She is also an Assistant Professor and coordinates the M. Tech. program in Robotics and Automation at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She graduated with a M. S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. She was a Verification Engineer at Intel Corporation in Austin for 11 years, between 2002 to 2013. Since joining Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2013, she has made fundamental contributions to the robotics and automation research and development at Amrita. Her research interest areas are in embedded systems, humanitarian robotics and haptics.