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Prof. Bhavani Rao R.

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Prof. Bhavani Rao R is the Director of AMMACHI Labs. She is the Principal Investigator for several projects funded by the UN Democracy Fund and the MHRD, Government of India. Her research and work demonstrate her commitment to address the challenges of gender inequality in India. 

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

Bio

Prof. Bhavani Rao R. serves as the UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham) and is the Director of AMMACHI Labs, Amrita Multi Modal Applications Using Computer & Human Interaction Labs, at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Under the UNESCO Chair, Bhavani Rao heads an academic center dedicated to participatory action research, education and implementation that focuses on the mapping of vulnerabilities of women in underserved communities.

As the Director of AMMACHI Labs, Bhavani Rao heads the R&D that focuses on Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Robotics and Automation technologies for education, skill development, disaster response, medical assistance and rehabilitation. Bhavani Rao is the Principal Investigator for several projects at Amrita, funded by organizations such as the United Nations Democracy Fund, the Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India. A central focus on her work has been the use of skill-development as the baseline strategy, and women’s empowerment as the underlying vision.

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

Book Chapter

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 : Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work

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

Conference Paper

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, GHTC-SAS 2013

MoVE: Mobile vocational education for rural India

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (ICCCNT)

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 (GHTC-SAS), 2013 IEEE

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, SeGAH 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

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, T4E 2016

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 (TIAR)

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 (ICACCI)

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 : Haptic Audio visual Environments and Games, 2009. HAVE 2009. IEEE International Workshop on

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 (ICSD)

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 : Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications

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 : Vision 2025

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 : Vision 2025

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 (TIAR 2018) (In Press)

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 : 2018 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E)

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 : Proceedings - IEEE 9th International Conference on Technology for Education, T4E 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

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

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

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

Publisher : Proceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 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, ICALT 2018

Performance categorization for personalized learning in vocational training simulators

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

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

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

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, ICICICT 2017

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, ICICICT 2017

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

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, ICICICT 2017

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, ICICICT 2017

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 Development (TIAR)

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, ISPCC 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

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, ICCCNT 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, ICACCI 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, ICACCI 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, IEMENTech 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, IEMENTech 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

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

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 (RAHA 2016)

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

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

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 (ICAARS)

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 (ICACCI)

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 (ICACCI)

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 (TIAR), 2017

Haptic simulations for training plumbing skills

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

Publisher : Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on

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

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 : IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2016, R10-HTC 2016 - Proceedings, 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. (ICAARs 16)

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 : Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE

A Physiotherapy toolkit using motion tracking and haptic devices

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

Publisher : IEEE Global Humanitarian Conference

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 2013

E-Learning in Social Applications

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

Publisher : EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology

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

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 - Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Students' Technology Symposium

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

Conference Proceedings

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(DISCOVER 2018)

Significance of Haptic Feedback in Learning Lathe Operating Skills

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

Publisher : 2018 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E)

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 (RAHA 2016)

Journal Article

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

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 : International Journal of Control Theory and Applications

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

Control of quadrotors using neural networks for precise landing maneuvers

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., U. S. Ananthakrishnan, Akshay, N., Manikutty, G

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

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 (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

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 : International Journal of Social Science and Engineering

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

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 : Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

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

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

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

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

Authors : 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

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

Authors : 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,

Patents

Vocational Education Portal

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

Publisher : Number 61/838,034-provisional, 14/283,587-NP, USA (2013)

COCONUT TREE CLIMBER

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R., Rajesh Kannan

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

A Progressive Computer Simulated Haptic Training System for Bar Bending Skills

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

A Drone Aircraft for Harvesting Coconuts

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R.

Publisher : Number 5319/CHE/2015, India (2015)

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.

Automated Drone for Harvesting Produce

Authors : Prof. Bhavani Rao R.

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Number US Patent 10,555460, p.02/2020 (2020)

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)

Positions Held
S.No. Positions held Name of the Institute From To
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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