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.

Amrita Bio-Inspired Robotics at Heidelberg Meeting

Amrita School of Biotechnology's Bioinspired robotics study titled "Using Cerebellar Architecture to Control Low-Cost Robotic Arms" was presented as an invited talk by Dr. Shyam Diwakar at the International Symposium on the Neuromechanics of Human Movement, 4th–6th October 2016 organized by University of Heidelberg, Germany. 

Amrita Nano Centre Members Win Awards at Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society’s Symposium 2016

Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine’s faculty member and research students won various awards at the 11th Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium and the 5th Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society Symposium organised by Indian Chitin and Chitosan Society and Marshall Marine Products, from September 28-30, 2016, at IMA House, Cochin, India.