Amrita Launches Amaran and Mudra Robots

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is set to launch Amaran, an a robot prototype to help farmers pluck coconuts, and Mudra, hand gesture-based wheelchair for patients with immobility, to offer robotic solutions to human problems. "Initially, we developed a wheel chair to help people with disabilities who cannot move their limbs due to spinal cord injury . The conventional control mechanism of using joy stick requires the user to hold it and exert some force. Now, we have developed the hand orthosis device with its advanced palm holding and Electrooculogram (EOG) signals based on eye movement which helps the paraplegics, he said. "We have filed a patent. Once we get the patent, we will go for commercial launch", said Dr. Rajesh M Kannan, Director, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Humanitarian Technology (HuT).

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Designs Amaran - A Robotic Coconut Tree Climber

The students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has developed a robot prototype to help farmers pluck coconuts, named Amaran. A team led by institution's Laboratory Director Rajesh Kannan Megalingam along with M.Tech students of Robotic department developed the robot. First version we developed is the wired climber with one DOF arm for cutting coconuts. The second version is wireless smart phone based control with 3 DOF arm for cutting coconuts. This version has a camera attached to the climber which can send the live video of the coconuts at the top of the tree, which helps the user in positioning the cutter precisely to cut the coconuts. A patent has been filed for this innovation and is expected approval any time this year.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham's International Conference on Robotics and Automation Concluded

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, hosted The conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian applications (RAHA) 2016, the first-of-its-kind event on the branch of study, which brought together some of the brightest minds across the world. Indians are yet to make it big in creating indigenous hardware. But the institution has made rapid strides in software development. Those who gain expertise in such scientific pursuits should contribute and work towards nation building.

International Conference on Robotics and Automation Begins at Amritapuri

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, hosted The conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian applications (RAHA) 2016, the first-of-its-kind event on the branch of study, which brought together some of the brightest minds across the world. Indians are yet to make it big in creating indigenous hardware. But the institution has made rapid strides in software development. Those who gain expertise in such scientific pursuits should contribute and work towards nation building.

RAHA 2016 Hosted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, hosted The conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian applications (RAHA) 2016, the first-of-its-kind event on the branch of study, which brought together some of the brightest minds across the world. Indians are yet to make it big in creating indigenous hardware. But the institution has made rapid strides in software development. Those who gain expertise in such scientific pursuits should contribute and work towards nation building.