Amrita University, India

December 18-20, 2016

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications aims to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, field workers and policymakers to discuss current research and exchange technical ideas that advance global humanitarian action. The location is beautifully situated near the beautiful backwaters and Arabian Sea in subtropical Kerala, India.


 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.

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Rao R. Bhavani

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.

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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.

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RAHA will bring together technological innovators and humanitarian workers for an important dialogue around humanitarian robotics.