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Prof. Bhavani Rao R.

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Prof. Bhavani Rao is the Dean of the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She is also the Director of two research centers, Amrita Multi Modal Applications Using Computer & Human Interaction Labs (AMMACHI Labs), and the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (CWEGE).

Qualification: PG, Ph.D
bhavani@am.amrita.edu

Bio

Prof. Bhavani Rao is the Dean of the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She is also the Director of two research centers, Amrita Multi Modal Applications Using Computer & Human Interaction Labs (AMMACHI Labs), and the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (CWEGE). She has been designated as India’s only UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

Since 2009, she has led many field and research projects funded by international and national institutions, including UNESCO, UNDEF, UNICEF, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science & Technology (DST), NSDC, NABARD, and foreign institutions. Her work focuses on technology-based training, including vocational and life skills, for the purpose of solving social problems, leading to inclusive development of under-served communities, especially women in rural India. She is the author of more than 100 publications, numerous patents related to vocational skills and haptics, and her work has been recognized by international and national awards.

Academic Qualification 

  • 2019: Ph. D. Interdisciplinary Studies
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India
  • 1996: M. S. Radiation Oncology Physics
    Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
  • 1993: M. S. Physics
    University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • 1991: B. Sc. Physics
    Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher learning, India

Ph. D. Thesis Details

  • Title: A Case Study Based Investigation into Effective Humanitarian Operations in Natural Disasters: Implications for Theory and Practice.
    A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy under the faculty of interdisciplinary studies by Bhavani Rao. R.
    Supervisors: Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Dr. Santosh Mahapatra

 

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2020

Towards synergistic women’s empowerment-transformative learning framework for TVET in rural India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Srividya Sheshadri; Christopher Coley; Devanathan, Sriram

Publisher : Journal of Vocational Education & Training

S. Sheshadri, Coley, C., Devanathan, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Towards synergistic women’s empowerment-transformative learning framework for TVET in rural India”, Journal of Vocational Education & Training 1-23., 2020.

Year : 2020

Vulnerability mapping: A conceptual framework towards a context-based approach to women’s empowerment

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Gressel, C. M.; Rashed T.; Maciuika, Laura Aswati; Srividya Sheshadri; Coley, Christopher; Kongeseri, Sreeram

Publisher : World Development Perspectives

C. M. Gressel, Rashed T., Maciuika, L. Aswati, Sheshadri, S., Coley, C., Kongeseri, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Vulnerability mapping: A conceptual framework towards a context-based approach to women’s empowerment”, World Development Perspectives, 100245., 2020.

Year : 2019

Design of a bi-manual haptic interface for skill acquisition in surface mount device soldering

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. James, Neamtu, G

Publisher : Emerald Publishing Limited

J. James, Rao R. Bhavani, and Neamtu, G., “Design of a bi-manual haptic interface for skill acquisition in surface mount device soldering”, Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, 2019

Year : 2018

Games for Community Development and Problem Solving: A Multi-Site Case Study

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Kongeseri, Sheshadri, S., Coley, C., Muir, A

Publisher : Advanced Science Letters


S. Kongeseri, Sheshadri, S., Coley, C., Muir, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Games for Community Development and Problem Solving: A Multi-Site Case Study”, Advanced Science Letters, vol. 24, pp. 2358–2361, 2018

Year : 2018

Evaluating Digital India through National Digital Literacy Mission in Kalliyur Panchayath

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Nisanth M., V. R. Rajeev, Radhakrishnan, A.

Publisher : International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

V. R. Rajeev, Nisanth M. Pillai, Radhakrishnan, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Evaluating Digital India through National Digital Literacy Mission in Kalliyur Panchayath”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 119, no. 15, pp. 1943-1954, 2018

Year : 2018

Exploring Digital Tool for Participatory Rural Appraisal Activities

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., H. J., Kongeseri, S., .M.Menon, B., V, S. J., P, A

Publisher : International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

H. J., Kongeseri, S., .M.Menon, B., V, S. J., P, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Exploring Digital Tool for Participatory Rural Appraisal Activities”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 119, no. 12, pp. 2787-2810, 2018

Year : 2018

Bilateral human-in-the-loop tele-haptic interface for controlling a robotic manipulator

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. James, Davis, D., Gokulnath, K.

Publisher : International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation

J. James, Davis, D., Gokulnath, K., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Bilateral human-in-the-loop tele-haptic interface for controlling a robotic manipulator”, International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation , vol. 6, no. 2-3, pp. 104-119, 2018

Year : 2018

Awareness and Effectiveness of Educational Schemes for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in Coimbatore District

Authors : Prof. Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. Radhakrishnan, Pillai, N. M., Rao R. Bhavani, Gutjahr, G.

Publisher : International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics

A. Radhakrishnan, Pillai, N. M., Rao R. Bhavani, Gutjahr, G., and Prof. Prema Nedungadi, “Awareness and Effectiveness of Educational Schemes for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in Coimbatore District”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, vol. 119, pp. 1933-1941, 2018

Year : 2017

Contextualizing ICT Based Vocational Education for Rural Communities: Addressing Ethnographic Issues and Assessing Design Principles

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., K. P. Sachith, Gopal, A., Muir, A.

Publisher : Lecture Notes in Computer Science


K. P. Sachith, Gopal, A., Muir, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Contextualizing ICT Based Vocational Education for Rural Communities: Addressing Ethnographic Issues and Assessing Design Principles”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 10514 LNCS, pp. 3-12, 2017

Year : 2017

Annex 3. Attendance of the Workshop (Speakers and Observers)

Authors : Prof. Dr. Prema Nedungadi, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Werner Switzerland Arber; Jorge Allende; Rao R. Bhavani; Prof. Prema Nedungadi; Margaret UK Archer; Luis Colombia Arancibia; Kaushik Basu; Jacques France Blamont; Yves France Coppens; Daniel W Hillis; John UK Holman; Bernard France Hugonnier; Hideaki Japan Koizumi; Yee Cheong Malaysia Lee; Marguerite France Léna; Enrique Argentina Palmeyro; Elena France Pasquinelli; Pierre France Léna; Mai China Lu; Veerhabhadran Ramanathan; Courtney Ross; Jeffrey Sachs; Manzoor Pakistan Samroo; Marcelo Vatican Sánchez-Sorondo; Gonzalo Spain Sánchez Terán; Wolf Singer; Sydney Israel Strauss; Ignacio Colombia Suñol; Anyadike Nigeria Tobechi; Sally UK Tomlinson; Peter KA Turkson

Publisher : Children and Sustainable Development,

W. Switzerlan Arber, Allende, J., Rao R. Bhavani, Prof. Prema Nedungadi, Archer, M. U. K., Arancibia, L. Colombia, Basu, K., Blamont, J. France, Coppens, Y. France, Hillis, D. W., Holman, J. U. K., Hugonnier, B. France, Koizumi, H. Japan, Lee, Y. Cheong Mal, Léna, M. France, Palmeyro, E. Argentina, Pasquinelli, E. France, Léna, P. France, Lu, M. China, Ramanathan, V., Ross, C., Sachs, J., Samroo, M. Pakistan, Sánchez-Sorondo, M. Vatican, Terán, G. Spain Sán, Singer, W., Strauss, S. Israel, Suñol, I. Colombia, Tobechi, A. Nigeria, Tomlinson, S. U. K., and Turkson, P. K. A., “Annex 3. Attendance of the Workshop (Speakers and Observers)”, Children and Sustainable Development, p. 429, 2017.

Year : 2016

Speed analysis of DC motor under load and no load condition using CHR based PID and LQR optimal controller

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., G. Seeja, Saisudha, V., Manikutty, G., V. Pillay, R.

Publisher : Serials Publications

G. Seeja, Saisudha, V., Manikutty, G., Rao R. Bhavani, and V. Pillay, R., “Speed analysis of DC motor under load and no load condition using CHR based PID and LQR optimal controller”, International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, vol. 9, pp. 7387-7394, 2016

Year : 2016

Participatory Game Design for Life Skills in Rural India: A Multisite Case Study

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Kongeseri, Sreeram; Sheshadri, Srividya; Muir, Alexander; Coley, Christopher.

S. Kongeseri, Sheshadri, S., Muir, A., Coley, C., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Participatory Game Design for Life Skills in Rural India: A Multisite Case Study”, 2016

Year : 2016

RFID based-human localization in robot-cells for a better shared workspace interaction

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Krishna, Sooraj; Rahul, E. S.

Publisher : CSI Transactions on ICT.

S. Krishna, Rahul, E. S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “RFID based-human localization in robot-cells for a better shared workspace interaction”, CSI Transactions on ICT, vol. 4, pp. 37–43, 2016.

Year : 2016

Analysis of speed control of DC motor using LQR method

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., V. Saisudha, Seeja, G., V. Pillay, R., Manikutty, G.

Publisher : International Journal of Control Theory and Applications,

V. Saisudha, Seeja, G., V. Pillay, R., Manikutty, G., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Analysis of speed control of DC motor using LQR method”, International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, vol. 9, pp. 7377-7385, 2016

Year : 2016

Comparative Study of Potential Field and Sampling Algorithms for Manipulator Obstacle Avoidance In Robot Work Space

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Alekh V; Rahul ES .

Publisher : International Journal of Control Theory and Applications .

A. V, ES, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Comparative Study of Potential Field and Sampling Algorithms for Manipulator Obstacle Avoidance In Robot Work Space”, International Journal of Control Theory and Applications (IJCTA), vol. 9, no. 33, pp. 71-78, 2016

Year : 2013

Issues in the User Interface Design of a Content Rich Vocational Training Application for Digitally Illiterate Users

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., O. Jamie, Nagarajan, A.

Publisher : World Academy of Science and Technology

O. Jamie, Nagarajan, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Issues in the User Interface Design of a Content Rich Vocational Training Application for Digitally Illiterate Users”, International Journal of Social Science and Engineering, vol. 7, pp. 269–275, 2013

Year : 2013

Design and analysis of a parallel haptic orthosis for upper limb rehabilitation

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Ra Sooraj, Akshay, Na, Jeevan, T. Gb, and Rao R. Bhavani

Publisher : International Journal of Engineering and Technology

Ra Sooraj, Akshay, Na, Jeevan, T. Gb, and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and analysis of a parallel haptic orthosis for upper limb rehabilitation”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 5, pp. 444-451, 2013

Conference Paper

Year : 2021

Experimental Evaluation of Motor Skills in Using Jigsaw Tool for Carpentry Trade

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Vysakh S., Deepu, Sasi; Harish Mohan, T.; Ramesh, Shanker

Publisher : Information and Communication Technology for Intelligent Systems (ICTIS- 2020), Springer Singapore, Singapore.

S. Deepu, Vysakh S., T. Mohan, H., Ramesh, S., and Bhavani, R. R., “Experimental Evaluation of Motor Skills in Using Jigsaw Tool for Carpentry Trade”, in Information and Communication Technology for Intelligent Systems (ICTIS- 2020), Singapore, 2021.

Year : 2019

Influencing hand-washing behaviour with a social robot: Hri study with school children in rural india

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. Deshmukh, ,, Unnikrishnan, R., Ramesh, S., Anitha, P.

Publisher : IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.

A. Deshmukh, ,, Unnikrishnan, R., Ramesh, S., Anitha, P., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Influencing hand-washing behaviour with a social robot: Hri study with school children in rural india.”, in 2019 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2019.

Year : 2018

Design and Validation of a Low Cost Wearable Assistive Device for Carrying Bulk Load

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Vishnu Rajendran, Rahul K; Aymeric Maurin; Harish Mohan T; Renjith Mohan .

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Materials & Manufacture Applications (IConAMMA 2018) .

R. S. Vishnu, K, R., Maurin, A., T, H. Mohan, Renjith Mohan, and Bhavani, R. R., “Design and Validation of a Low Cost Wearable Assistive Device for Carrying Bulk Load”, in International Conference on Advances in Materials & Manufacture Applications (IConAMMA 2018), 2018.

Year : 2018

An Experimental Study of Force Involved in Manual Rebar Bending Process

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Deepu, Vishnu, R. S., Harish, M. T

Publisher : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

S. Deepu, Vishnu, R. S., Harish, M. T., and Rao R. Bhavani, “An Experimental Study of Force Involved in Manual Rebar Bending Process”, in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2018.

Year : 2018

UAV based security system for prevention of harassment against woman

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Mohan, Raj, C. V., Aswathi, P.

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies,

R. Mohan, Raj, C. V., Aswathi, P., and Rao R. Bhavani, “UAV based security system for prevention of harassment against woman”, in 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies, ICICICT 2017, 2018

Year : 2018

Design and modelling of a cable driven cart-rail robot for farm automation

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. V. David, Mohan, H. T.

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies,

A. V. David, Mohan, H. T., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and modelling of a cable driven cart-rail robot for farm automation”, in 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies, ICICICT 2017, 2018

Year : 2018

A sensor framework for human-robot collaboration in industrial robot work-cell

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., G. Anand, Rahul, E. S.

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies, ICICICT 2017

G. Anand, Rahul, E. S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A sensor framework for human-robot collaboration in industrial robot work-cell”, in 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies, ICICICT 2017, 2018

Year : 2018

Design and validation of a 3-wire demonstration device for programming industrial manipulator

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., M. Michael, Rahul, E. S

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies,

M. Michael, Rahul, E. S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and validation of a 3-wire demonstration device for programming industrial manipulator”, in 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies, ICICICT 2017, 2018

Year : 2018

Bilateral tele-haptic interface for controlling a robotic manipulator

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., D. Dhivin, Jose, J

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies,

D. Dhivin, Jose, J., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Bilateral tele-haptic interface for controlling a robotic manipulator”, in 2017 International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies, ICICICT 2017, 2018

Year : 2017, 2018

Design and fabrication of a low-cost rice transplanting machine

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Vishnu Rajendran, R. Krishnan, Mohan, T. H.

Publisher : 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Developmen.

R. Krishnan, Vishnu, R. S., Mohan, T. H., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and fabrication of a low-cost rice transplanting machine”, in Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development, TIAR 2017, 2018

Year : 2018

Adult Women’s Empowerment: Learning through peer teaching in ICT enhanced courses around employment skills and social issues in Indian villages

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Strauss, S

Publisher : Proceedings of INTED2018 Conference.

Rao R. Bhavani and Strauss, S., “Adult Women’s Empowerment: Learning through peer teaching in ICT enhanced courses around employment skills and social issues in Indian villages”, in Proceedings of INTED2018 Conference 5th-7th March 2018, Valencia, Spain, 2018.

Year : 2018

Experimental Evaluation of the Dynamic Performance of Ingeniously developed Wearable Assistive Device

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Nanda, Vishnu, R. S

Publisher : Technological innovations in ICT for agriculture and Rural Development

J. Nanda, Vishnu, R. S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Experimental Evaluation of the Dynamic Performance of Ingeniously Developed Wearable Assistive Device”, in Technological innovations in ICT for agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR 2018), 2018.

Year : 2018

Scratching Out Problems: Exploring the Use of Computational Thinking for Social Work in Rural India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., P. Anitha, Babu, S. K., R, U.

Publisher : IEEE, Chennai, India

P. Anitha, Babu, S. K., R, U., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Scratching Out Problems: Exploring the Use of Computational Thinking for Social Work in Rural India”, in 2018 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), Chennai, India, 2018

Year : 2018

All aboard for the joy of making! teaching user centered design and tinkering to middle school children in India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., V. Susmitha, Akshay, N., Vennila, V., Muraleedharan, A., Nair, R., Alekh, V., M. Yildiz, A

Publisher : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

V. Susmitha, Akshay, N., Vennila, V., Muraleedharan, A., Nair, R., Alekh, V., M. Yildiz, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “All aboard for the joy of making! teaching user centered design and tinkering to middle school children in India”, in Proceedings - IEEE 9th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2018, 2018

Year : 2018

Technology Acceptance, Sociocultural Influence and Gender Perception of Robots: A Human Robot Interaction Study with Naive Users in Rural India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. Deshmukh, Krishna, S., Akshay, N., Vilvanathan, V., Sivaprasad, J. V.

Publisher : RO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication.

A. Deshmukh, Krishna, S., Akshay, N., Vilvanathan, V., Sivaprasad, J. V., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Technology Acceptance, Sociocultural Influence and Gender Perception of Robots: A Human Robot Interaction Study with Naive Users in Rural India”, in RO-MAN 2018 - 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2018

Year : 2018

Design and Validation of a Low-Cost Wearable Assistive Device for Carrying Back Loads

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. S. Vishnu, Rahul, K., Maurin, A., Harish, M. T., Mohan, R

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings.

R. S. Vishnu, Rahul, K., Maurin, A., Harish, M. T., Mohan, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and Validation of a Low-Cost Wearable Assistive Device for Carrying Back Loads”, in Materials Today: Proceedings, 2018

Year : 2018

Tangible user interface for sanitation education in rural India : design and preliminary observations

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Unnikrishnan

Publisher : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

R. Unnikrishnan and Rao R. Bhavani, “Tangible user interface for sanitation education in rural India : design and preliminary observations”, in Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018, 2018

Year : 2018

Design, observe and tinker: A constructionist approach to introduce maker skills in rural schools

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Akshay, Sugunan, N., Muraleedharan, A., Natarajan, A., Aswathi, P.

Publisher : Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies.

N. Akshay, Sugunan, N., Muraleedharan, A., Natarajan, A., Aswathi, P., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design, observe and tinker: A constructionist approach to introduce maker skills in rural schools”, in Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018, 2018

Year : 2018

Performance categorization for personalized learning in vocational training simulators

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., P. Aswathi, Menon, B. M.

Publisher : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

P. Aswathi, Menon, B. M., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Performance categorization for personalized learning in vocational training simulators”, in Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018, 2018

Year : 2018

Virtual reality learning environments for vocational education: A comparison study with conventional instructional media on knowledge retention.

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. K. Babu, Krishna, S., Unnikrishnan, R.

Publisher : Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies,

S. K. Babu, Krishna, S., Unnikrishnan, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Virtual reality learning environments for vocational education: A comparison study with conventional instructional media on knowledge retention.”, in Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018, 2018

Year : 2018

Characterization of expertise to build an augmented skill training system for construction industry

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., D. Sasi, Mohan, H. T.

Publisher : Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies,

D. Sasi, Mohan, H. T., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Characterization of expertise to build an augmented skill training system for construction industry”, in Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018, 2018.

Year : 2018

Aim for the sky: Fostering a Constructionist learning environment for teaching maker skills to children in India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., V. Alekh, Susmitha, V., Vennila, V., Muraleedharan, A., Nair, R., Alkoyak-Yildiz, M., Akshay, N

Publisher : ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.

V. Alekh, Susmitha, V., Vennila, V., Muraleedharan, A., Nair, R., Alkoyak-Yildiz, M., Akshay, N., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Aim for the sky: Fostering a Constructionist learning environment for teaching maker skills to children in India”, in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2018

Year : 2017

Control of Quadrotors Using Neural Networks for Precise Landing Maneuvers.

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Ananthakrishnan, U.S.; Akshay, Nagarajan; Gayathri Manikutty; Bhavani, R.R.

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Verlag,

U. S. Ananthakrishnan, Akshay, N., Gayathri Manikutty, and Bhavani, R. R., “Control of quadrotors using neural networks for precise landing maneuvers”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 517, pp. 103-113, 2017.


Year : 2017

Serious game on recognizing categories of waste, to support a zero waste recycling program

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., B. M. Menon, Unnikrishnan, R., Muir, A.

Publisher : 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health

B. M. Menon, Unnikrishnan, R., Muir, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Serious game on recognizing categories of waste, to support a zero waste recycling program”, in 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2017, 2017

Year : 2017

Semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. R. Arjun, Soumya, S. J., Vishnu, R. S.

Publisher : International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings,

N. R. Arjun, Soumya, S. J., Vishnu, R. S., and Bhavani, R. R., “Semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine”, in International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings, 2017.

Year : 2017

A Novel Approach for Training Crane Operators: Serious Game on Crane Simulator

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. K. George, McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Jayakrishnan, R.

Publisher : Proceedings - IEEE 8th International Conference on Technology for Education,

A. K. George, McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Jayakrishnan, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A Novel Approach for Training Crane Operators: Serious Game on Crane Simulator”, in Proceedings - IEEE 8th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2016, 2017, pp. 116-119.

Year : 2017

Low cost mechanical assistive aid for workers carrying head loads

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Vishnu Rajendran, K. Rahul

Publisher : 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development .

K. Rahul, S. Vishnu Rajendran, and Rao R. Bhavani, “Low cost mechanical assistive aid for workers carrying head loads”, in 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR), 2017

Year : 2017, 2018

Design and fabrication of a low-cost rice transplanting machine

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Vishnu Rajendran, R. Krishnan, Mohan, T. H.

Publisher : 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Developmen.

R. Krishnan, Vishnu, R. S., Mohan, T. H., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and fabrication of a low-cost rice transplanting machine”, in Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development, TIAR 2017, 2018

Year : 2017

Comparative empirical usability assessment of two HRI input devices for a mobile robot

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., V. S. Mallan, Gopi, S., Muir, A.

Publisher : 4th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Computing and Control,

V. S. Mallan, Gopi, S., Muir, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Comparative empirical usability assessment of two HRI input devices for a mobile robot”, in 4th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Computing and Control, ISPCC 2017, 2017

Year : 2017

A tweezer haptic interface for training surface mount device assembly

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Amritha, Jose, J., Rahul, E. S

Publisher : HAVE 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings

N. Amritha, Jose, J., Rahul, E. S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A tweezer haptic interface for training surface mount device assembly”, in HAVE 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Haptic, Audio-Visual Environments and Games, Proceedings, 2017

Year : 2017

Identification and evaluation of performance parameters for RE-BAR bending training simulator

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., B. M. Menon, Aswathi, P., Deepu, S.

Publisher : 8th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Networking Technologies,

B. M. Menon, Aswathi, P., Deepu, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Identification and evaluation of performance parameters for RE-BAR bending training simulator”, in 8th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Networking Technologies, ICCCNT 2017, 2017.

Year : 2017

Search and rescue operations using robotic Darwinian particle swarm optimization

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. S. Kumar, Manikutty, G., and Couceiro, M. S

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics,

A. S. Kumar, Manikutty, G., Rao R. Bhavani, and Couceiro, M. S., “Search and rescue operations using robotic Darwinian particle swarm optimization”, in 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017, 2017.

Year : 2017

Follow me robot using Bluetooth-based position estimation

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., B. V. Pradeep, Rahul, E. S.

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics,

B. V. Pradeep, Rahul, E. S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Follow me robot using Bluetooth-based position estimation”, in 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics, ICACCI 2017, 2017

Year : 2017

Identification of an effective learning approach to landmine detection

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Ajithkumar, Aswathi, P.

Publisher : 2017 1st International Conference on Electronics, Materials Engineering and Nano-Technology,

N. Ajithkumar, Aswathi, P., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Identification of an effective learning approach to landmine detection”, in 2017 1st International Conference on Electronics, Materials Engineering and Nano-Technology, IEMENTech 2017, 2017

Year : 2017

Naturalistic gestures based Human Robot Interaction on a UGV for outdoor use

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Gopi, Muir, A.

Publisher : 2017 1st International Conference on Electronics, Materials Engineering and Nano-Technology,

S. Gopi, Muir, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Naturalistic gestures based Human Robot Interaction on a UGV for outdoor use”, in 2017 1st International Conference on Electronics, Materials Engineering and Nano-Technology, IEMENTech 2017, 2017

Year : 2017

A system design for solid waste management: A case study of an implementation in Kerala

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., L. M. Goris, Harish, M. T

Publisher : TENSYMP 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities

L. M. Goris, Harish, M. T., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A system design for solid waste management: A case study of an implementation in Kerala”, in TENSYMP 2017 - IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Smart Cities, 2017

Year : 2017

Design of a novel Three-Finger haptic grasping system: Extending a Single point to Tripod grasp

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Rahul, Jose, J., Harish, M. T

Publisher : ACM International Conference Proceeding Series

R. Rahul, Jose, J., Harish, M. T., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design of a novel Three-Finger haptic grasping system: Extending a Single point to Tripod grasp”, in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2017

Year : 2017

Collaborative Game Based Learning of Post-Disaster Management: Serious Game on Incident Management Frameworks for Post Disaster Management

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. K. Babu, McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Jayakrishnan, R

Publisher : Proceedings - IEEE 8th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2016, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

S. K. Babu, McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Jayakrishnan, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Collaborative Game Based Learning of Post-Disaster Management: Serious Game on Incident Management Frameworks for Post Disaster Management”, in Proceedings - IEEE 8th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 2016, 2017

Year : 2017

A cable driven parallel robot for coconut farm

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., T. Narayanan, S. Vishnu Rajendran

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics.

T. Narayanan, S. Vishnu Rajendran, Rao R. Bhavani, and Vashista, V., “A cable driven parallel robot for coconut farm”, in 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2017

Year : 2016, 2017

Haptics enhanced multi-tool virtual interfaces for training carpentry skills

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D.

Publisher : International conference on Robotics Automation For Humanitarian applications.


J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Haptics enhanced multi-Tool virtual interfaces for training carpentry skills”, in International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings, 2017

Year : 2017

Design and fabrication of a low-cost rice transplanting machine

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Krishnan, S. Vishnu Rajendran, Mohan, T. H

Publisher : 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development

R. Krishnan, S. Vishnu Rajendran, Mohan, T. H., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and Fabrication of a Low-cost Rice Transplanting Machine”, in 2017 IEEE Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR), 2017

Year : 2016

Serious Game on Flood Risk Management

Authors : Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Meera, P.; McLain, M.L.; Kamal Bijlani; Jayakrishnan, R.; Rao, Bhavani R.

Publisher : Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, Springer India, New Delhi.

P. Meera, McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Jayakrishnan, R., and Rao, B. R., “Serious Game on Flood Risk Management”, in Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, New Delhi, 2016, pp. 197–206.

Year : 2016

Design and testing of a semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine (SART)

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Soumya, S.J.; S. Vishnu Rajendran; Arjun, R.N.

Publisher : IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2016, R10-HTC 2016 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

S. J. Soumya, S. Vishnu Rajendran, Arjun, R. N., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and testing of a semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine (SART)”, in IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2016, R10-HTC 2016 - Proceedings, 2016.

Year : 2016

Game Based Learning to Reduce Carbon Foot Print

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Archana, U. V.; Rajeshwaran, Abhishek; McLain, M. L.; Kamal Bijlani;Jayakrishnan, R.

Publisher : Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, Springer India, New Delhi.

U. V. Archana, Rajeshwaran, A., McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Rao, B., and Jayakrishnan, R., “Game Based Learning to Reduce Carbon Foot Print”, in Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, New Delhi, 2016, pp. 89–98.

Year : 2016, 2017

Haptics enhanced multi-tool virtual interfaces for training carpentry skills

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D.

Publisher : International conference on Robotics Automation For Humanitarian applications.


J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Haptics enhanced multi-Tool virtual interfaces for training carpentry skills”, in International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications, RAHA 2016 - Conference Proceedings, 2017

Year : 2016

Of elephants and nested loops: How to introduce computing to youth in rural india

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Unnikrishnan, Amrita, N., Muir, A

Publisher : Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

R. Unnikrishnan, Amrita, N., Muir, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Of elephants and nested loops: How to introduce computing to youth in rural india”, in Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2016

Year : 2016

Localization and Mapping Using Statistical Image Processing Methods

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Maya Menon, Udupa, G., Nair, G. J.

Publisher : International Conference on Advancements in Automation Robotics and Sensing.

Maya Menon, Udupa, G., Nair, G. J., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Localization and Mapping Using Statistical Image Processing Methods”, in International Conference on Advancements in Automation Robotics and Sensing (ICAARS), India, 2016.

Year : 2016

Design and development of balance training platform and games for people with balance impairments

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Amritha, Mahima, M. M., Namitha, K., Unnikrishnan, R., Harish, M. T., Ravi, M. D. Sankaran

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics .

N. Amritha, Mahima, M. M., Namitha, K., Unnikrishnan, R., Harish, M. T., Ravi, M. D. Sankaran, and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and development of balance training platform and games for people with balance impairments”, in 2016 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), Jaipur, India, 2016.

Year : 2016

Bridging the skill gap using vocational training simulators: Validating skill assessment metrics

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., P. Aswathi, Amritha, N., Namitha, K., Akshay, N., Balu, M. M.

Publisher : 2016 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics .

P. Aswathi, Amritha, N., Namitha, K., Akshay, N., Balu, M. M., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Bridging the skill gap using vocational training simulators: Validating skill assessment metrics”, in 2016 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), Jaipur, India, 2016.

Year : 2016

Design and testing of a semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine (SART)

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. J. Soumya, S. Vishnu Rajendran, Arjun, R. N.

Publisher : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

S. J. Soumya, S. Vishnu Rajendran, Arjun, R. N., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and testing of a semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine (SART)”, in IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2016, R10-HTC 2016 - Proceedings, 2016

Year : 2015

Training India’s first female toilet builders: An argument for improving sanitation through women empowerment and social inclusion

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., C. Coley, Sheshadri, S.

Publisher : 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Development

C. Coley, Sheshadri, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Training India’s first female toilet builders: An argument for improving sanitation through women empowerment and social inclusion”, in 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD), 2015.

Year : 2015

Game based learning to reduce carbon footprint regarding food style

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., U. V. Archana, Rajeshwaran, A., McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Jayakrishnan, R

Publisher : Communication and Applications

U. V. Archana, Rajeshwaran, A., McLain, M. L., Kamal Bijlani, Rao R. Bhavani, and Jayakrishnan, R., “Game based learning to reduce carbon footprint regarding food style”, in Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, 2015.

Year : 2015

Ensuring training-transfer and personal performance after TVET: A strategy within the rural, Indian context for post-training engagement of TVET students for long-term success.

Authors : Prof. Sriram Devanathan, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., C. Coley, Sheshadri, S., Karanayil, L., Bonin, S. and Rao R. Bhavani

Publisher : International Conference on Emerging Trends In TVET .

C. Coley, Sheshadri, S., Karanayil, L., Bonin, S., Dr. Sriram Devanathan, and Rao R. Bhavani, “Ensuring training-transfer and personal performance after TVET: A strategy within the rural, Indian context for post-training engagement of TVET students for long-term success.”, in International Conference on Emerging Trends In TVET : Vision 2025, 2015.

Year : 2015

Community Centric Vocational Education: A Strategy for Implementation of Computerized TVET Delivery in Rural India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., S. Sheshadri, Coley, C., Jagadeesh, S., Kongeseri, S., Devanathan, S

Publisher : International Conference on Emerging Trends In TVET :

S. Sheshadri, Coley, C., Jagadeesh, S., Kongeseri, S., Devanathan, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Community Centric Vocational Education: A Strategy for Implementation of Computerized TVET Delivery in Rural India”, in International Conference on Emerging Trends In TVET : Vision 2025, 2015.

Year : 2015

Gamification to enhance Learning using Gagne’s learning model

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Sreelakshmi, McLain, M., Rajeshwaran, A.,, Jayakrishnan, R., and Kamal Bijlani

Publisher : 2015 6th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies

R. Sreelakshmi, McLain, M., Rajeshwaran, A., Rao R. Bhavani, Jayakrishnan, R., and Kamal Bijlani, “Gamification to enhance Learning using Gagne's learning model”, in 2015 6th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT), 2015

Year : 2014

Learning Elementary Physics Though Haptic Simulations

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Jose, Akshay, N

Publisher : Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing, ACM, New York

J. Jose, Akshay, N., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Learning Elementary Physics Though Haptic Simulations”, in Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing, New York, NY, USA, 2014

Year : 2014

Haptic simulations for training plumbing skills

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D

Publisher : IEEE International Symposium

J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Haptic simulations for training plumbing skills”, in Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on, 2014

Year : 2014

Do It Yourself Educational Kits for Vocational Education and Training

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., . Ranjith, Akshay, N., Unnikrishnan, R.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing, ACM, New York

R. Ranjith, Akshay, N., Unnikrishnan, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Do It Yourself Educational Kits for Vocational Education and Training”, in Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing, New York, NY, USA, 2014

Year : 2013

TryStrokes: Learning on a digital canvas to paint in the real world

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Jose, Ramesh, S., Akshay, N.

Publisher : Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite

J. Jose, Ramesh, S., Akshay, N., and Rao R. Bhavani, “TryStrokes: Learning on a digital canvas to paint in the real world”, in Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite (GHTC-SAS), 2013 IEEE, 2013, pp. 68-73

Year : 2013

A physiotherapy toolkit using video games and motion tracking technologies

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Unnikrishnan, Moawad, K.

Publisher : c2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite

R. Unnikrishnan, Moawad, K., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A physiotherapy toolkit using video games and motion tracking technologies”, in c2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite, GHTC-SAS 2013, Trivandrum, Kerala, 2013, pp. 90-95

Year : 2013

A Physiotherapy toolkit using motion tracking and haptic devices

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Unnikrishnan, Moawad, K.

Publisher : IEEE Global Humanitarian Conference

R. Unnikrishnan, Moawad, K., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A Physiotherapy toolkit using motion tracking and haptic devices”, in IEEE Global Humanitarian Conference , 2013.

Year : 2013

Design and evaluation of a Haptic simulator for vocational skill Training and Assessment

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Akshay, Deepu, S., Rahul, E. S., Ranjith, R., Jose, J., Unnikrishnan, R

Publisher : IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE

N. Akshay, Deepu, S., Rahul, E. S., Ranjith, R., Jose, J., Unnikrishnan, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and evaluation of a Haptic simulator for vocational skill Training and Assessment”, in Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE, 2013.

Year : 2013

Soft Circuits for Livelihood and Education in India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., M. Minsky, Akshay, N., Amritha, N., Anila, S., Nair, A. C., Gopalan, A

Publisher : FabLearn

M. Minsky, Akshay, N., Amritha, N., Anila, S., Nair, A. C., Gopalan, A., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Soft Circuits for Livelihood and Education in India”, in FabLearn 2013, USA, 2013

Year : 2012

Augmented vocational tools using real time audiovisual feedback for psychomotor skill training

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Akshay, Deepu, S.

Publisher : 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education, ICTEE

N. Akshay, Deepu, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Augmented vocational tools using real time audiovisual feedback for psychomotor skill training”, in Proceedings - 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education, ICTEE 2012, Kerala, 2012

Year : 2012

MoVE: Mobile vocational education for rural India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Akshay, Sreeram, K., Anand, A., Venkataraman, R.

Publisher : 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education,

N. Akshay, Sreeram, K., Anand, A., Venkataraman, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “MoVE: Mobile vocational education for rural India”, in Proceedings - 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education, ICTEE 2012, Kerala, 2012

Year : 2010

Vocational education technology: rural India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Sheshadri, S., and Unnikrishnan, R

Publisher : Proceedings of the 1st Amrita ACM-W Celebration on Women in Computing in India


Rao R. Bhavani, Sheshadri, S., and Unnikrishnan, R., “Vocational education technology: rural India”, in Proceedings of the 1st Amrita ACM-W Celebration on Women in Computing in India, 2010.

Year : 2010

Virtual soldering environment using touch and gesture for engineering labs education

Authors : Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Ca Venkittarayan, a, J., Gopal, VaMadan, Kartikkumar, Ra, Nitin, B. Sa, Madan, Na, Rajamani, Kb, Bijlani, Bb, and Rao R. Bhavani

Publisher : TechSym 2010

Ca Venkittarayan, a, J., Gopal, VaMadan, Kartikkumar, Ra, Nitin, B. Sa, Madan, Na, Rajamani, Kb, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Bijlani, Bb, and Rao R. Bhavani, “Virtual soldering environment using touch and gesture for engineering labs education”, in TechSym 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Students' Technology Symposium, Kharagpur, 2010, pp. 206-210.

Year : 2010

Virtual Media Enhanced Vocational Education Curriculum

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Rajamani, K., Kamal Bijlani, Achuthan, K., Sreedha, N., Nithyanandan, V., Rahul, J., and Sheshadri, S

Publisher : 2010 Second International Conference on Computer Research and Development (ICCRD), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June,

Rao R. Bhavani, Rajamani, K., Kamal Bijlani, Achuthan, K., Sreedha, N., Nithyanandan, V., Rahul, J., and Sheshadri, S., “Virtual Media Enhanced Vocational Education Curriculum”, in 2010 Second International Conference on Computer Research and Development (ICCRD), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June, 2010, pp. 280-284.

Year : 2009

Virtual Fabric Paint Environment using Touch and Gesture for Vocational Training

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., N. Gupta, Yogeshwara, K., Kumar, R. N. Vinay, Bisht, R. Singh, Ginnela, Y., Rajamani, K., Kamal Bijlani, Krishnasree Achuthan

Publisher : IEEE International Workshop

N. Gupta, Yogeshwara, K., Kumar, R. N. Vinay, Bisht, R. Singh, Ginnela, Y., Rajamani, K., Kamal Bijlani, Krishnasree Achuthan, and Rao R. Bhavani, “Virtual Fabric Paint Environment using Touch and Gesture for Vocational Training”, in Haptic Audio visual Environments and Games, 2009. HAVE 2009. IEEE International Workshop on, 2009.

Year : 2009

E-Learning in Social Applications

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Kamal Bijlani, Pai, C

Publisher : EdMedia

Kamal Bijlani, Pai, C., and Rao R. Bhavani, “E-Learning in Social Applications”, in EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 2009

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2018

Design and Emotional evaluation of Pepe Jr: A cost effective platform for HRI studies

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Sugunan, N., Krishna, ,,, K, S

Publisher : International Confernece on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics.

Sugunan, N., Krishna, ,, ,, ,, ,, K, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Design and Emotional evaluation of Pepe Jr: A cost effective platform for HRI studies”, International Confernece on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics(DISCOVER 2018). 2018.

Year : 2018

Significance of Haptic Feedback in Learning Lathe Operating Skills

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. Chandran, E.S, R.

Publisher : IEEE Ninth International Conference on Technology for Education.

A. Chandran, E.S, R., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Significance of Haptic Feedback in Learning Lathe Operating Skills”, 2018 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E). pp. 97-101, 2018

Year : 2016

Human-In-The-Loop Industrial Robot Control by 3DOF Haptic Device

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., K. Gokulnath, Jose, J.

Publisher : International conference on Advancements in Automation robotics & sensing.

K. Gokulnath, Jose, J., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Human-In-The-Loop Industrial Robot Control by 3DOF Haptic Device”, International conference on Advancements in Automation robotics & sensing. (ICAARs 16) . Springer, 2016.

Year : 2016

Haptics enhanced multi-tool virtual interfaces for training carpentry skills

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D.

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India

J. Jose, Unnikrishnan, R., Marshall, D., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Haptics enhanced multi-tool virtual interfaces for training carpentry skills”, International conference on Robotics & Automation For Humanitarian applications (RAHA 2016). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India, 2016

Year : 2013

Rethinking Representation and Relationship: Issues in the UI design for a content rich vocational training application for digitally illiterate populations

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., J. Otelsberg, Akshay, N.

Publisher : International Conference on Education and Education Technology

J. Otelsberg, Akshay, N., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Rethinking Representation and Relationship: Issues in the UI design for a content rich vocational training application for digitally illiterate populations”, International Conference on Education and Education Technology. Barcelona, 2013.

Book Chapter

Year : 2018

Role of ICT in Enhancing Scale, Quality, and Reach of TVET in India

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., A. Balakrishnan, Sheshadri, S., Nagarajan, A., Unnikrishnan, R., Kongeseri, S

Publisher : Springer International Publishing.

A. Balakrishnan, Sheshadri, S., Nagarajan, A., Unnikrishnan, R., Kongeseri, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Role of ICT in Enhancing Scale, Quality, and Reach of TVET in India”, in Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work, S. McGrath, Mulder, M., Papier, J., and Suart, R., Eds. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2018, pp. 1–19

Year : 2018

Bimanual Haptic Simulator for Training Hand Palpation and Lumbar Puncture

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Jose, James

Publisher : Haptic Interaction AsiaHaptics 2016. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer, Singapoor.

J. Jose and Rao R. Bhavani, “Bimanual Haptic Simulator for Training Hand Palpation and Lumbar Puncture”, in Haptic Interaction AsiaHaptics 2016. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, vol. 432, S. Hasegawa, Konyo, M., Kyung, K. - U., Nojima, T., and Kajimoto, H., Eds. Singapore: Springer, Singapore (Springer book series), 2018.

Year : 2017

Addressing the First Teachers: Education and Sustainable Development for Children, Families and Communities Through Vocational Education, Technology and Life Skills Training for Women

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Sheshadri, S., and Maciuika, L. Aswati

Publisher : Children and Sustainable Development: Ecological Education in a Globalized World, Springer International Publishing, Cham

Rao R. Bhavani, Sheshadri, S., and Maciuika, L. Aswati, “Addressing the First Teachers: Education and Sustainable Development for Children, Families and Communities Through Vocational Education, Technology and Life Skills Training for Women”, in Children and Sustainable Development: Ecological Education in a Globalized World, A. M. Battro, Léna, P., Sorondo, M. Sánchez, and von Braun, J., Eds. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 319–334

Patents

Year : 2020

Automated Drone for Harvesting Produce

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R.

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,

Rao R. Bhavani, “Automated Drone for Harvesting Produce”, U.S. Patent US Patent 10,5554602020.

Year : 2019

Protective Packaging and Delivery

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Gayathri Manikutty, Madhumati Anand , Sunitha Kanthimathi

Publisher : India 202041018365. USA 16/917,354

M. Anand, ,, Kanthimathi, S., and Rao R. Bhavani, “Protective Packaging and Delivery”

Year : 2018

A Virtual Reality Based System for Training Rebar Bending Skills

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Akshay Nagarajan, Deepu D. Sasi, Gayathri Manikutty, Anirudh Muraleedharan,Balu M. Menon, Aswathi Padmavilochanan, Nidhin Sugunan

Publisher : (2018)

, Rao R. Bhavani, Sasi, D. D., Gayathri Manikutty, Muraleedharan, A., Menon, B. M., Padmavilochanan, A., and Sugunan, N., “A Virtual Reality Based System for Training Rebar Bending Skills”, 2018.

Year : 2015

A Drone Aircraft for Harvesting Coconuts

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R.

Publisher : U.S. Patent 5319/CHE/20152015.

Rao R. Bhavani, “A Drone Aircraft for Harvesting Coconuts”, U.S. Patent 5319/CHE/20152015.

Year : 2013, 2014

Robotic Machine for Climbing Coconut Trees And Harvesting Coconuts

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Prof. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam

Publisher : Volume IN2013CH04794A,

Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, “Robotic Machine for Climbing Coconut Trees And Harvesting Coconuts”, U.S. Patent IN4794/CHE/2013A2014.

Year : 2014

A Progressive Computer Simulated Haptic Training System for Bar Bending Skills

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Srinivasan Sankar; Unnikrishnan Radhakrishnan; Marco Sangiorgio

Publisher : U.S. Patent 4548/CHE/20142014.

Rao R. Bhavani, Sankar, S., Radhakrishnan, U., and Sangiorgio, M., “A Progressive Computer Simulated Haptic Training System for Bar Bending Skills”, U.S. Patent 4548/CHE/20142014.

Year : 2014

Balance Monitoring and Training System

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Dr. Ravi Sankaran; Unnikrishnan Radhakrishnan; Akshay Nagarajan; Harish Mohan Thettemmel

Publisher : U.S. Patent 4724/CHE/20142014.

D. Ravi Sankaran, Radhakrishnan, U., Nagarajan, A., Thettemmel, H. Mohan, and Rao R. Bhavani, “Balance Monitoring and Training System”, U.S. Patent 4724/CHE/20142014.

Year : 2013

Coconut Tree Clumber

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., R. Kannan

Publisher : U.S. Patent 4794/CHE/20132013.

R. Kannan and Rao R. Bhavani, “Coconut Tree Clumber”, U.S. Patent 4794/CHE/20132013

Year : 2013

System and method for delivering haptic force feedback with cable and moving capstan drive mechanism

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R.

Publisher : U.S. Patent US 13/465,6462013.

Rao R. Bhavani, “System and method for delivering haptic force feedback with cable and moving capstan drive mechanism”, U.S. Patent US 13/465,6462013.

Year : 2013, 2014

Robotic Machine for Climbing Coconut Trees And Harvesting Coconuts

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Prof. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam

Publisher : Volume IN2013CH04794A,

Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, “Robotic Machine for Climbing Coconut Trees And Harvesting Coconuts”, U.S. Patent IN4794/CHE/2013A2014.

Year : 2013

Vocational Education Portal

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Jamie Sara Otelsberg; Rangasrinivasan Venkataraman

Publisher : U.S. Patent 61/838,034-provisional, 14/283,587-NP2013.

Rao R. Bhavani, Otelsberg, J. Sara, and Venkataraman, R., “Vocational Education Portal”, U.S. Patent 61/838,034-provisional, 14/283,587-NP2013.

Year : 2013

COCONUT TREE CLIMBER

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Rajesh Kannan

Publisher : Number 4794/CHE/2013, India (2013)

R. Kannan and Rao R. Bhavani, “COCONUT TREE CLIMBER”, U.S. Patent 4794/CHE/20132013.

Year : 2013

Progressive Training Assistance Device and System for Advanced Vocational Skill Training and Assessment

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Josh Freeman; Akshay Nagarajan; Sekhar Milan

Publisher : Number 5106/CHE/2013, India (2013)

Rao R. Bhavani, Freeman, J., Nagarajan, A., and Milan, S., “Progressive Training Assistance Device and System for Advanced Vocational Skill Training and Assessment”, U.S. Patent 5106/CHE/20132013.

Year : 2010

A system and method for delivering haptic force feedback with cable and moving cap- Stan mechanism

Authors : Dr. Mariyappan Shanmugam, Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Bhavani Bijlani ; Akshay Nagarajan

Shanmugam Murugappan, Nagarajan, A., Bijlani, B., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A system and method for delivering haptic force feedback with cable and moving cap- Stan mechanism”, U.S. Patent 3082/CHE/20102010.

Year : 2010

A System and Method for Delivering Haptic Force Feedback with Cable and Moving Capstan Drive Mechanism

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Shanmugam Murugappan; Akshay Nagarajan; Bijlani

Shanmugam Murugappan, Nagarajan, A., Bijlani, B., and Rao R. Bhavani, “A system and method for delivering haptic force feedback with cable and moving cap- Stan mechanism”, U.S. Patent 3082/CHE/20102010.

Journal

Year : 2016

Speed analysis of DC motor under load and no load condition using CHR based PID and LQR optimal controller. International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, 9(15).

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., G. Seeja, Manikutty G, V. Pillay, Saisudha v

Publisher : International Journal of Control Theory and Applications,

“Speed analysis of DC motor under load and no load condition using CHR based PID and LQR optimal controller. International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, 9(15).”. 2016.

Positions Held
S.No. Positions held Name of the Institute From To
1. Dean – School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India till date
1. UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India October – 2016 till date
2. Director – the Center for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Kerala, India August – 2016 till date
3. Director– Ammachi Labs Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Kerala, India 2009 till date
4. Chair Person – Graduate Program-Master of Social Work Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2017 till date
5. Principal Investigator – Jivamritam-Installation of NUF filters in flood-affected areas of Kerala, joint project with Consulate of Israel, Bengaluru and Tel Aviv Israel Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2018 2019
6. Principal Investigator -Women in Sustaining Environment, a joint project with Consulate of Israel, Bengaluru and Tel Aviv Israel 2019 2020
7. Principal Investigator, UNDEF-Women Empowerment-Community Sanitation through Democratic Participation Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2017 2019
8. Chair Person – Graduate Program in Robotics and Automation Engineering Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2014 2017
9. Principal investigator – Research in Humanitarian Robotics Technology for Rural Applications Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2016 2017
10 “Reaching the Unreached: Skills Development Policies and the Promise of ICT – A Scoping Study from India and South Africa.” Funded by NORRAG, Switzerland Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2016 2017
11. Principal Investigator -Simulator development for Larsen & Tubro (L&T) Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2016 till date
12. Principal Investigator – National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) – Develop Pilot course on Fitter Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2016 2017
13. Pilot training of Optical Fiber Splicer course for Common Service Centers (CSC Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2017 2018
14. Principal Investigator, Technological Innovations for a Scientific Tomorrow. Research on Industrial and Humanitarian robotics for the Indian Context Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2015 2016
15. Principal Investigator, Women Empowerment Project Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2012 2014
16. Project lead, Mobile Vocational Education Project Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2011 2014
17. Principal Investigator, Sakshat Amrita Vocational Education Project Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2009 2012
18. Director, Amrita Multimedia and Multimedia Productions Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 2001 2009
19. Creative Director, Multimedia Productions Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India 1996 2004
20. Product Analyst Learning Ways, Cambridge MA USA 1995 1996
Awards
S.No. Name of Award Awarding Agency Year
1 Women Empowerment Forum 2019
2 50 Education Innovative Leaders 2019
3 Bhoomika Award for her invaluable contribution to society 2019
4 Featured in IEEE Spectrum wrt Water carrying Robots in Rural Areas 2018
5 Martha Farrell Foundation Finalist 2018
6 Martha Farrell Foundation Finalist 2017
7 Best Paper Award ICICICT 2017 2017
8 Best Poster Award, RAHA 2016 2016
9 Featured in NITI Aayog Newsletter 2016
10 Best Paper Award ICSD 2015 2015
11 Facebook Internet.org innovations award 2015
12 IT Excellence Appreciation Award Computer Society of India 2013
13 Power to Empower Award CII& National Skills Development Corporation, Award for the best idea on Skill Development in the southern region of India. NSDC 2013
14 Top 10 Young Social Innovators of India Action for India Forum Invited speaker at the Action India Forum 2012 held at IIT, Delhi. 2012
15 E-India Award E-India, Govt. of India Recipient of an award in the digital literacy category for the SAVE project being titled as a most innovative project in the country 2010
Patents
Year of Publication Title
2020 Rao R. Bhavani, “Automated Drone for Harvesting Produce”, U.S. Patent US Patent 10,5554602020.
2015 Rao R. Bhavani, “A Drone Aircraft for Harvesting Coconuts”, U.S. Patent 5319/CHE/20152015.
2014 D. Ravi Sankaran, Radhakrishnan, U., Nagarajan, A., Thettemmel, H. Mohan, and Rao R. Bhavani, Balance Monitoring and Training System”, U.S. Patent 4724/CHE/20142014.
2014 Rao R. Bhavani, Sankar, S., Radhakrishnan, U., and Sangiorgio, M., A Progressive Computer Simulated Haptic Training System for Bar Bending Skills, U.S. Patent 4548/CHE/20142014.
2013 Rao R. Bhavani, “Robotic Machine for Climbing Coconut Trees and Harvesting Coconuts”, 2013.
2013 Rao R. Bhavani, Freeman, J., Nagarajan, A., and Milan, S., “Progressive Training Assistance Device and System for Advanced Vocational Skill Training and Assessment”, U.S. Patent 5106/CHE/20132013.
2013 R. Kannan and Rao R. Bhavani, “Coconut Tree Clumber”, U.S. Patent 4794/CHE/20132013.
2013 Rao R. Bhavani, Otelsberg, J. Sara, and Venkataraman, R., “Vocational Education Portal”, U.S. Patent 61/838,034-provisional, 14/283,587-NP2013.
2013 Rao R. Bhavani, “System and method for delivering haptic force feedback with cable and moving capstan drive mechanism”, U.S. Patent US 13/465,6462013.
2010 Shanmugam Murugappan, Akshay Nagarajan, Bhavani Bijlani, Rao R. Bhavani, “A system and method for delivering haptic force feedback with cable and moving cap- Stan mechanism“, Number 3082/CHE/2010, India (2010)
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