Raj Madhavan: Conference Co-Chair
Rao R. Bhavani: Conference Co-Chair
Raj Madhavan is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Robotics with AMMACHI Labs at Amrita University, Kerala, India and the Founder & CEO of Humanitarian Robotics Technologies (HumRobTech), LLC based in Maryland, USA. His research interests include humanitarian robotics and automation.
Rao R. Bhavani 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 and women empowerment in India.
The conference aims to connect technological innovators and humanitarian field workers, creating a link between fields that often are considered separate and unrelated. Together, the conference attendees will identify gaps in knowledge in the field. The conference will initiate a dialogue to alleviate the suffering of those less fortunate, which will then increase the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts on the ground.
The conference will include a technical program of reviewed papers, as well as invited leaders in the field who will present papers on major topics. There will be a panel discussion, workshops, poster sessions, a PhD forum, industry exhibits, and a contest for undergraduate and graduate students.