Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Developed Solar Auto-Rickshaw

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham developed a solar powered auto-rickshaw, fully driven by solar energy. It travels a distance of about 150 km at a cruising speed of 80 km/hr with 6 hours charging of the battery. The solar powered auto-rickshaw can run with a maximum speed of 80 km/hr. It was developed by the Mechanical Engineering students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham under the guidance of Dr. Ganesha Udupa, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri campus.  Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has so far developed two solar powered auto-rickshaws.

 

International Conference on Robotics & Automation for Humanitarian Applications 2016 at Amrita

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.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Designs 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 Conducts Robotics Conference

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.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Conducts RAHA 2016

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.