• The rough terrain of the moon surfaces are well known to present daunting challenges for any space module to land safely with stability. The project aims to address some part of this issue through study and simulation of the landing dynamics of a lunar soft landing gear module. The project proposes to simulate various landing conditions of lunar module and use the results to study the stability of the design.

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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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  • Anemia is a serious health problem in developing and underdeveloped countries irrespective of age and gender. Starting with a simple fatigue, anemia can even lead to death if on time monitoring and treatment fails.

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  • The first use of the rescue robots was actually during the World Trade Centre(WTC) collapse in 2001 though the research was going on this field in the past for many years. The main goal of these robots is to reduce the number of deaths during disasters by surveying the areas in which humans are not permitted until the fire is off.

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  • The project titled "Development of high volume fly ash foam concrete wall Panel using rice straw as thermal insulation material", is funded by DST. The investigator of the project is Dhanya Sathyan.

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  • The major research objective of this unit/centre is the development of theragnostic nanoparticles with multi-functionality and characterisation of these theragnostic materials through preclinical trials.

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  • Dr. Shantanu Bhowmik, Head - Research and Projects, Amrita School of Engineering and Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore, is the prinicipal investigator of the project High Temperature Thermoplastic Hybrid Composite for Higher Tensile Strength and Impact Resistance.

    high-temperature-thermoplastic-hybrid-composite-for-higher-tensile-strength-and-impact-resistance
  • Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive pathogen responsible for causing several infectious diseases and has been shown to be one of the leading causes of skin and soft tissue infections and bloodstream infections.

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  • This project is a lecture browser system that helps users search a large corpus of lecture videos efficiently. This system helps the user to search the video both at the video level and segment level. A prototype system has been developed and has been hosted on our servers for testing.

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  • Massive MIMO facilitates the potential drive behind the next generation communication systems, the most awaiting 5G technology.

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  • The project titled "Analysis of Seepage Induced Soil Mass Movements and Stabilization using sand Drains" is funded by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Mr. R. Ramkrishnan is the Principal Investigator of the project. 

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  • Plant diseases caused by bacteria and fungi are the major reasons for significant loss in crop yields. To address this issue, many strategies have been developed and new bioanalytical tools have been utilized with an aim to control microbe derived diseases.

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  • Drug repurposing refers to finding alternate indications to approved drugs, leads in regular development cycles, or even compounds previously discontinued from development. This collaborative project between Amrita University (Bengaluru Campus) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) aims to develop web‐based UI landscapes to provide a data‐centric deep mining technique that lets researchers formulate sophisticated drug repositioning hypotheses.

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  • “I chose to be part of the Live-in-Labs® program because it is distinctive. We had the opportunity to be part of and experience the hardships of those in need. I learned so much in the past one month and not just from the project itself but from all the people I worked with and met. I will be going back to my home country with so many memories, and I will definitely recommend this program to my colleagues and friends.”

    - Pemba Sherpa, University at Buffalo, U.S

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  • The project titled "Development of Porous Structured Scaffold for Bone Implants", is funded by DST. The investigator of the project is Dr. M. Ramu.

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  • The goal of this project is to improve the ease of generating knowledge representations, so that semantic search can be better supported

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  • Amrita Language Labs helps students learn career skills, soft skills, language skills and pronunciation skills. Research studies are being conducted to assess the mother tongue influence (Malayalam) and provide online intervention, thereby improving both pronunciation and language skills in learners

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  • The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) plays an essential role in many cellular processes, including cell cycle progression, proliferation, apoptosis and angiogenesis. Proteasome inhibitors like Bortezomib (Velcade, PS-341), has been successfully used as anticancer drug. Several natural compounds, including the green tea polyphenols, microbial metabolite lactacystin and many triterpenes have been shown to be potent proteasome inhibitors. One of our ongoing project is to screen novel proteasomal inhibitors from natural products that induce cell death in cancer cells.

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  • In this proposed work, Cooperative Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks is analysed. Cooperative Communication helps in reliable information transfer and minimum energy. The node lifespan is dependent on energy efficiency and error performance.

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  • AmritaCREATE is funded under the World Bank funded initiative 'India: e-Delivery of Public Services DPL', for its eGovernance Analytics Platform in collaboration with CDAC and Amrita School of Business. 

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  • The project titled "Innovation Management in the Indian IT Industry and to Develop Strategies for Commercializing Innovative IT Products and Services" funded under NSTMIS Scheme, DST, India- Approved in 2015.

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  • The project titled “An automated system to mitigate loss of life at unmanned level crossings " is funded by Texas Instruments India. Mr. V. Anantha Narayanan is the Principal Investigator. The duration of the project is 6 months. 

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  • With an increase in globalization, urbanization and consumerism has touched all parts of India, including its villages. While the benefits of globalization and development are prevalent, an adverse byproduct is the increase of non-biodegradable waste proliferating into rural communities that have always been known for their natural and pristine environments.

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  • Conventional methods for context based image retrieval include metadata-based and keyword-based approaches. Here, a simple and straightforward object based approach for retrieval of images is proposed. The features of the object under consideration, whose context need to be determined are stored beforehand in the system. When the query image containing the object is sent to the system, it detects the position of the object in the given image using Haar cascade classifier.

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  • Many villages in India do not have access to electricity. Villages that do receive power intermittently and with frequent disruption, making the supply of electricity unreliable. 

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  • The project titled ''Residual Stress Measurements in Machining of Titanium Alloys'' is funded by AR&DB and Sumesh A., Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Coimbatore is the Principal Investigator.

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  • As the meaning of the name corresponds to a robot which is automated in wall painting, this is a robot which can paint the interior walls of a room autonomously. The robot has a controlled movement in all the four directions without rotating the base of the robot by making use of the mecanum wheels. It also has three Ultrasonic sensors which helps the robot to move in a controlled way following the walls of a room.

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  • This work is focused on hardware design of Soft Decision Decoders (SSD) that use channel output information as reliability measures to improve the coding gain with associated levels of complexity. The project is geared towards FPGA implementation of the reliability based SSD for Turbo codes to suit deep space applications.

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  • undef-women-empowerment-community-sanitation-through-democratic-participation
  • Microgrid is a  local energy system consisting of distributed energy sources storage and loads capable of operating in parallel with or independently from the main electricity grid.

    micro-grid-a-complete-solution-for-rural-area-electrification
  • The onset of menopause can invite life threatening diseases like osteoporosis. By regular monitoring of a panel of biomarkers, health of women can be monitored and morbidity levels associated with menopause can be reduced.

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  • CHETAK, a self-governing and multi-tasking home assistance robot to support the old, crippled and impaired individuals to do their daily life activities or regular tasks at home and hospital environments. CHETAK is built with an advanced and cost-effective infrastructure to make it a sophisticated service robot.

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  • Ammachi Labs Launches Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana - Special Project Skill Training Centers

    pradhan-mantri-kaushal-vikas-yojana-special-project-skill-training-centers
  • Marine algae are rich sources of natural bioactive compounds. Out of the three important macoalgae, viz. red, brown and green, brown macroalgae are most commonly targeted for screening of antioxidant compounds.

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  • Around view system is a system which enables the driver to see surrounding around the vehicle in such a way that it is being viewed from the top. Cameras placed around the vehicle capture images at an angle with respect to the ground normal. If the angle were parallel to the ground normal then the captured images look like being taken from the top.

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  • This project presents a tri-band microstrip patch antenna for global positioning system (GPS) receiver.

    tri-band-microstrip-patch-antenna-for-gps-application
  • For many villagers in India, collecting and carrying water is part of their daily routine. However, villagers often have to walk several kilometers to collect water necessary for themselves and their families, sometimes walking several times a day. Many villagers, especially women, collect and carry between 200 and 500 liters of water per day for their families and cattle.

    Recognizing the hardship of the villagers, faculty, staff, and students from the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications and Amrita Self Reliant Villages (ASeRve) worked together to build a water distribution system for more effective water use and management. 

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  • The project titled "Alternate materials for improving dynamic response and damping properties for machine tool structures", is funded by Office of PSA to GoI. The investigator of the project is Dr. M. Ramu.

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  • Even as India’s economy booms, and the demand for skilled workers rises, vocational training in India is effectively paralyzed by social stigma, budget constraints and inadequate numbers of trainers and materials. AMMACHI Labs uses computerized vocational education training (cVET) to make education accessible and interesting.

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  • In the modern world, controlled release of drug (CR) represent one of the very important areas in the medical field. These delivery systems offer numerous advantages, compared with conventional dosage forms, which include no side effects, improved efficacy, reduced toxicity, and improved patient compliance. The biodegradable polymers such sodium alginate (SA) and lignosulphonic acid (LS) are used, in order to investigate the CR of ciprofloxacin from SA/LS blends.

    controlled-drug-delivery-studies-of-biological-macromolecules-sodium-alginate-and-lignosulphonic-acid-films
  • This work is in collaboration with Dr. Sankarprasad Bhuniya, Amrita Center for Industrial Research and Innovation (ACIRI), Amrita University, Coimbatore. His lab synthesizes synthetic derivatives with therapeutic as well as diagnostic abilities. These are then tested to check their targeted delivery in cancer cells. Also organelle specific reactive fluorescent probes for chemoselective bioimaging are screened on different cancer cells and normal cells.

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  • The main aim of the work is to analyse, characterize and validate the parameters involved in the system models of the SWIPT enabled Energy Harvesting Wireless Networks. The parameter under this study involves average Energy Harvested, average downlink rate, sensor control signal and Interference.The system model with Fusion Centre and sensors are analysed and respective problem is formulated using BLUE estimation technique.

    study-of-energy-harvesting-swipt-enabled-wireless-networks
  • AmritaWNA has initiated the Amrita Wireless Smart Grid project envisioning a country with reliable and efficient energy system with electricity access for everyone. Smart grid consists of electrical providers, systems of power delivery and smart buildings (customers).

    amrita-smart-energy-systems-and-solutions
  • The project titled "Impact of Board Characteristics on Firm Performance: A Comparison of Private Sector Firms with SOEs in India" sponsored by NSE-IGIDR Corporate Governance research initiative, Mumbai, India- approved in 2013 

    impact-of-board-characteristics-on-firm-performance-a-comparison-of-private-sector-firms-with-soes-in-india
  • Rural women are often a marginalized group when it comes to bringing in a sustainable income for the family. They are often overlooked when it comes to opportunities for skill development and life enrichment initiatives. This project seeks to understand the ground realities and pain points faced by women and explore possible avenues for sustainable skill development.

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  • The project titled "Feasibility Study on Coastal Reservoir Concept to Impound Netravati River Flood Waters : A Sustainable Strategy for Water Resource Development" is funded by BWSSB, Govt of Karnataka.  Dr. Sreevalsa, Prof. Subbarao are the investigators of the project. 

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  • Metropolitan cities are prone to flash floods after heavy rains. Insufficient or damaged drainage capacity is a common cause apart from swollen rivers and storm surges. Providing timely and sufficient help to people is a daunting task for authorities, mainly due to the lack of accurate, real-time information about damages to people’s lives and property.

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  • "My mentor was amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to guide me. He was very knowledgeable about the subject and was dedicated to helping me with the project."

    - Iona Williams, University of Manchester, U.K.

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  • The project titled ''Design and Testing of an Optimized Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Low Wind Speeds' is funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Unnikrishnan D. , Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Coimbatore is the Principal Investigator.

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  • Human-animal conflicts arise due to the diminishing natural resources and habitats as a result of the rise of encroachments, poaching, urbanization, and industrialization. As a result, the loss in yield due to animal attacks has been on a steady increase in the past few years. Even though agriculture is a vast sector, the average farmer would find it difficult to invest in technological solutions to prevent loss in yield, especially for security purposes.

    intelligent-animal-attack-prevention-system-for-crop-protection

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