Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Hosts International Conference on Robotics and Automation

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 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 Vishwa Vidyapeetham Team at the United Kingdom’s University Rover Challenge 2016

The Rover Phoenix team from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, was selected for the United Kingdom’s University Rover Challenge (UKURC) as part of European City of Science 2016. The competition will take place in Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, United Kingdom from July 23-24. 

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Globally Ranked No.1 Private University in India

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been globally ranked No. 1 Private University in the Times Higher Education (THE): BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2016, No. 1 ranked International Outlook in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, London 2015-2016 and No. 1 ranked International Faculty in the QS: BRICS University Rankings (in India).