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RAHA 2016, an International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, was held December 18- 20, 2016, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus. It was the world’s first conference dedicated to robotics solutions for social good. Speakers included Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, father of the Indian supercomputer; Ms. Meg Jones, Chief of Economic Empowerment at UN Women; rehabilitation robotics expert, Dr. Sunil Agrawal of Columbia University; founding co-chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; Technical Committee of Ethics; Dr. Ronald Arkin of Georgia Tech and Dr. Hajime Asama, University of Tokyo, Vice President of Robotics Society, Japan. Dr. Asama was involved with the deployment of robotics technologies during the Fukushima disaster response. Highlights included talks, paper and poster presentations, robotics competitions, workshops and tutorials. Over 385 registrants included students, staff, and international delegates from all over the world.

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