"Humanitarian connect led Robotics Research at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham", Says Chancellor Amma at International Conference, RAHA 2016

The first ever conference in India on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA 2016) began at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. On the side lines of the robotics conference at Amritapuri, its possibility in rescue mission in a disaster prone area, Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi told that the seeds of research and development at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham had sprouted from the inherent yearning to minimise human suffering and help the deserving. "Totally unaware of the sea state, the fishermen venture into the sea and that led to the development of OceanNet offering internet connectivity for fishermen at sea to help them stay safe, lack of coconut climbers affected the livelihood of the rural women and now Ammachi labs has come up with a solution by designing robotic coconut climbers," she said.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Engineers Unveiled Low- Cost 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hand

A team of engineers from the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham developed a new robotic 3D printed prosthetic hand. The robotic prosthetic, which can lift objects that weigh up to 400 grams and can even handle a mobile phone, was presented at International Conference on Humanitarian based Applications for Robotics and Automation (RAHA 2016), held at Amritapuri campus. Dr. Ganesha Upuda, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri campus explained, “It’s a novel underactuated hand, made using rubber and nickel. Lab tests of the hand showed better potential compared to other prosthetic hands available, in terms of load carrying capacity, durability and strength. The technology has the potential for a wider application besides being used for prosthetic limbs.”

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Engineers Create Robotic 3D Printed Hand

A team of engineers from the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham developed a new robotic 3D printed prosthetic hand. The robotic prosthetic, which can lift objects that weigh up to 400 grams and can even handle a mobile phone, was presented at International Conference on Humanitarian based Applications for Robotics and Automation (RAHA 2016), held at Amritapuri campus. Dr. Ganesha Upuda, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri campus explained, “It’s a novel underactuated hand, made using rubber and nickel. Lab tests of the hand showed better potential compared to other prosthetic hands available, in terms of load carrying capacity, durability and strength. The technology has the potential for a wider application besides being used for prosthetic limbs.”

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Engineers Create Robotic 3D Printed Hand

Indian engineers have developed a 3D-printed robotic prosthetic prototype that could function almost as well as a human hand. The detachable robotic hand can lift objects weighing up to 400 grams, and perform activities ranging from writing to using a mobile phone. The innovation was unveiled at the on-going three-day conference on the use of robotics and automation for humanitarian applications,at Kollam, Kerala. 

"It's a novel underactuated hand, made using rubber and nickel. Lab tests of the hand showed better potential compared to other prosthetic hands available, in terms of load carrying capacity, durability and strength. The technology has the potential for a wider application besides being used for prosthetic limbs," said Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, Kerala.

International Symposium on “Analytics: Transform Insights into Action” at Department of Management Kochi

Department of Management, Kochi, conducted ASTHRA Sixth Edition, an International Symposium on the theme “Analytics: Transform Insights into Action”, at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, on December 9th, 2016. The event was a grand success and made the headlines for the insightful sessions presented by eminent industry players as speakers.