Papers

 

 

International Book Chapters:

  1. Rao R. Bhavani, Srividya Sheshadri and Laura Aswati Maciuika. “Addressing the First Teachers: Education and Sustainable Development for Children, Families and Communities through Vocational Education, Technology and Life Skills Training for Women”. Children and Sustainable Development. Springer International publishing, 2017. 319-334. Link

International Journals:

  1. Sooraj Krishna, Rahul E S, Rao R Bhavani. “RFID based-human localization in robot-cells for a better shared workspace interaction”. CSI Transactions on ICT. 2016, 1-7. Link
  2. Alekh V, Rahul E S, Rao R Bhavani, “Comparative Study of Potential Field and Sampling Algorithms for Manipulator Obstacle Avoidance/Path Planning For Obstacle Avoidance In Robot Work Space”. International Journal of Control Theory and Applications. 9(33), 2016, 71-78. Link
  3. Saisudha V., Seeja G., Radhamani V. Pillay, Gayathri Manikutty, Rao R. Bhavani. “Analysis of speed control of DC motor using LQR method”. International Journal of Control Theory and Applications. 9(15), 2016, 7377-7385. Link
  4. Seeja G., Saisudha V., Gayathri Manikutty, Rao R. Bhavani, Radhamani Pillay V. “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, 7387-7394. Link
  5. Rajendran Sooraj, Nagarajan Akshay, T.G. Jeevan, Rao R. Bhavani. “Design and Analysis of a Parallel Haptic Orthosis for Upper Limb Rehabilitation”. International Journal of Engineering and Technology.5, 2013, ISSN: 2319-8613. Link
  6. Jamie Otelsberg, Nagarajan Akshay, Rao R. Bhavani, “Issues in the User Interface Design of a Content Rich Vocational Training Application for Digitally Illiterate Users”.  International Journal of Social, Human Science and Engineering.01/2013; 7:269 – 275. Link

International Conference Proceedings: 
Pending publication

  1. Jogesh Nanda, Rajendran S Vishnu, Rao R Bhavani “Experimental Evaluation of the Dynamic Performance of Ingeniously developed Wearable Assistive Device”. Technological innovations in ICT for agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR 2018).
  2. Rajendran S Vishnu, Rahul K, Aymeric Maurin, Harish Mohan T, Renjith Mohan, Rao R Bhavani. “Design and Validation of a low cost wearable assistive device for carrying bulk load”.  International conference on Advances in Materials & Manufacture Applications (IConAMMA).

International Conference Proceedings:
Published

  1. Unnikrishnan, R. and Bhavani R Rao, “Tangible User Interface for Sanitation Education in Rural India : Design and Preliminary Observations,” 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Mumbai, India, 2018, pp. 125-127. Link
  2. P. Aswathi, Menon, Balu M and Bhavani R Rao, “Performance Categorization for Personalized Learning in Vocational Training Simulators,” 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), Mumbai, India, 2018, pp. 66-68. Link
  3. Alekh, Velayudhan, Vilvanathan Vennila, Rahul Nair, Vattigunta Susmitha, Anirudh Muraleedharan, Meltem Alkoyak-Yildiz, Nagarajan Akshay, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Aim for the sky: Fostering a Constructionist Learning Environment for Teaching Maker Skills to Children in India.” In Proceedings of the Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, pp. 87-94. ACM, 2018. Link
  4. Deepu, Sasi, Rajendran S. Vishnu, Mohan T. Harish, and Rao R. Bhavani. “An Experimental Study of Force Involved in Manual Rebar Bending Process.” In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 310, no. 1, p. 012050. IOP Publishing, 2018. Link
  5. Dhivin, Davis, James Jose, 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), pp. 1614-1620. IEEE, 2017. Link
  6. Mohan, Raj, C. Vipin Raj, P. Aswathi, and Rao R. Bhavani. “UAV based security system for prevention of harassment against woman.” In Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 874-879. IEEE, 2017. Link
  7. David, Abel V., Harish T. Mohan, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Design and modelling of a cable driven cart-rail robot for farm automation.” In Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 1248-1253. IEEE, 2017. Link
  8. Anand, G., E. S. Rahul, and Rao R. Bhavani. “A sensor framework for human-robot collaboration in industrial robot work-cell.” In Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 715-720. IEEE, 2017. Link
  9. Michael, Milan, E. S. Rahul, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Design and validation of a 3-wire demonstration device for programming industrial manipulator.” In Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 704-709. IEEE, 2017. Link
  10. Krishnan, Rahul, Rajendran S. Vishnu, T. Harish Mohan, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Design and fabrication of a low-cost rice transplanting machine.” In Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR), 2017 IEEE, pp. 14-17. IEEE, 2017. Link
  11. Rahul, K., Rajendran S. Vishnu, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Low cost mechanical assistive aid for workers carrying head loads.” In Technological Innovations in ICT for Agriculture and Rural Development (TIAR), 2017 IEEE, pp. 98-102. IEEE, 2017. Link
  12. Mallan, Vasudev S., Syam Gopi, Alexander Muir, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Comparative empirical usability assessment of two HRI input devices for a mobile robot.” In Signal Processing, Computing and Control (ISPCC), 2017 4th International Conference on, pp. 331-337. IEEE, 2017. Link
  13. Amritha, Natarajan, James Jose, E. S. Rahul, and Rao R. Bhavani. “A tweezer haptic interface for training surface mount device assembly.” In Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2017 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2017. Link
  14. Mohan, Harish T., Lauriane Masson, Sreevalsa Kolathayarline, K. Anil Kumar Sharma, Ashwathi G. Krishnan, S. K. Thiviya, and Renjith Mohan. “Transforming urban waste into construction blocks for a sanitation infrastructure: A step towards addressing rural open defecation.” In Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2017 IEEE, pp. 1-9. IEEE, 2017. Link 
  15. Menon, Balu M., P. Aswathi, Sasi Deepu, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Identification and evaluation of performance parameters for RE-BAR bending training simulator.” In Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT), 2017 8th International Conference on, pp. 1-7. IEEE, 2017. Link
  16. Narayanan, Thejas, Rajendran S. Vishnu, Rao R. Bhavani, and Vineet Vashista. “A cable driven parallel robot for coconut farm.” In Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 864-870. IEEE, 2017. Link
  17. Kumar, Arjun S., Gayathri Manikutty, Rao R. Bhavani, and Micael S. Couceiro. “Search and rescue operations using robotic darwinian particle swarm optimization.” In Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 1839-1843. IEEE, 2017. Link
  18. Pradeep, Bonda Venna, E. S. Rahul, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Follow me robot using bluetooth-based position estimation.” In Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2017 International Conference on, pp. 584-589. IEEE, 2017. Link
  19. Sree, B. Nithya, C. Vipin Raj, and Raj Madhavan. “Obstacle avoidance for UAVs used in road accident monitoring.” In Electronics, Materials Engineering and Nano-Technology (IEMENTech), 2017 1st International Conference on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2017. Link
  20. Ajithkumar, Nitin, P. Aswathi, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Identification of an effective learning approach to landmine detection.” In Electronics, Materials Engineering and Nano-Technology (IEMENTech), 2017 1st International Conference on, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2017. Link
  21. Gopi, Syam, Alexander Muir, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Naturalistic gestures based Human Robot Interaction on a UGV for outdoor use.” In Electronics, Materials Engineering and Nano-Technology (IEMENTech), 2017 1st International Conference on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2017. Link
  22. Raj, C. Vipin, B. Nithya Sree, and Raj Madhavan. “Vision based accident vehicle identification and scene investigation.” In IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), 2017, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2017. Link
  23. Goris, Laura Michelle, Mohan T. Harish, and Rao R. Bhavani. “A system design for solid waste management: A case study of an implementation in Kerala.” In IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP), 2017, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2017. Link
  24. Sachith, K. P., Aiswarya Gopal, Alexander Muir, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Contextualizing ICT Based Vocational Education for Rural Communities: Addressing Ethnographic Issues and Assessing Design Principles.” In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 3-12. Springer, Cham, 2017. Link
  25. Ananthakrishnan, U. S., Nagarajan Akshay, Gayathri Manikutty, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Control of Quadrotors Using Neural Networks for Precise Landing Maneuvers.” In Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Computations in Engineering Systems, pp. 103-113. Springer, Singapore, 2017. Link
  26. Menon, Balu M., Sasi Deepu, Mohan T. Harish, R. Unnikrishnan, Manikutty Gayathri, Sangiorgio Marco, S. Shanker et al. “Virtual Rebar Bending Training Environment with Haptics Feedback.” In Proceedings of the Advances in Robotics, p. 37. ACM, 2017. Link
  27. Rahul, Ravindran, James Jose, Mohan T. Harish, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Design of a novel Three-Finger haptic grasping system: Extending a Single point to Tripod grasp.” In Proceedings of the Advances in Robotics, p. 39. ACM, 2017. Link
  28. Menon, Balu M., R. Unnikrishnan, Alexander Muir, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Serious game on recognizing categories of waste, to support a zero waste recycling program.” In Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH), 2017 IEEE 5th International Conference on, pp. 1-8. IEEE, 2017. Link
  29. Jose, James, R. Unnikrishnan, Delmar Marshall, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Haptics enhanced multi-tool virtual interfaces for training carpentry skills.” In Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA), 2016 International Conference on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2016. Link
  30. Arjun, R. Nair, Susan John Soumya, Rajendran S. Vishnu, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine.” In Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA), 2016 International Conference on, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2016. Link
  31. Soumya, Susan John, Rajendran S. Vishnu, R. Nair Arjun, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Design and testing of a semi automatic rubber tree tapping machine (SART).” In Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC), 2016 IEEE Region 10, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2016. Link
  32. Babu, Sooraj K., Marcia L. McLain, Kamal Bijlani, R. Jayakrishnan, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Collaborative Game Based Learning of Post-Disaster Management: Serious Game on Incident Management Frameworks for Post Disaster Management.” In 2016 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E), pp. 80-87. IEEE, 2016.Link
  33. Jose, James, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Bimanual Haptic Simulator for Training Hand Palpation and Lumbar Puncture.” In International AsiaHaptics conference, pp. 345-351. Springer, Singapore, 2016. Link
  34. K Gokulnath, James Jose, Rao R Bhavani, “Human-In-The-Loop Industrial Robot Control by 3DOF Haptic Device”. International Conference on Advancements in Automation Robotics and Sensing (ICAARS), June 2016, India.
  35. Maya Menon, GaneshaUdupa, GJ Nair, Rao R. Bhavani. “Localization and Mapping Using Statistical Image Processing Methods”. International Conference on Advancements in Automation Robotics and Sensing (ICAARS), June 2016, India.
  36. Unnikrishnan, R., N. Amrita, Alexander Muir, and Bhavani Rao. “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, pp. 137-146. ACM, 2016. Link
  37. Amritha, Natarajan, Menon M. Mahima, K. Namitha, R. Unnikrishnan, Mohan T. Harish, MD Sankaran Ravi, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Design and development of balance training platform and games for people with balance impairments.” In Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2016 International Conference on, pp. 960-966. IEEE, 2016. Link
  38. Aswathi, Natarajan Amritha, K. Namitha, Nagarajan Akshay, Menon M. Balu and Rao R. Bhavani. “Bridging the Skill Gap using Vocational Training Simulators: Validating Skill Assessment Metrics”. Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI), 2016 International Conference on, 645-651. IEEE, 2016. Link
  39. George, Amal K., M. L. McLain, Kamal Bijlani, R. Jayakrishnan, and Rao R. Bhavani. “A Novel Approach for Training Crane Operators: Serious Game on Crane Simulator”. Technology for Education (T4E), 2016 IEEE Eighth International Conference on, 116-119. IEEE, 2016. Link
  40. Parvathy, K. R., M. L. McLain, Kamal Bijlani, R. Jayakrishnan, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Augmented Reality Simulation to Visualize Global Warming and Its Consequences.” In Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, pp. 69-78. Springer, New Delhi, 2016. Link
  41. Archana, U. V., Abhishek Rajeshwaran, M. L. McLain, Kamal Bijlani, Bhavani Rao, and R. Jayakrishnan. “Game Based Learning to Reduce Carbon Foot Print.” In Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication and Applications, pp. 89-98. Springer, New Delhi, 2016. Link
  42. Meera, P., M. L. McLain, Kamal Bijlani, R. Jayakrishnan, and Bhavani R. Rao. “Serious game on flood risk management.” In Emerging research in computing, information, communication and applications, pp. 197-206. Springer, New Delhi, 2016. Link
  43. Sreelakshmi, R., M. L. McLain, Abhishek Rajeshwaran, Bhavani Rao, R. Jayakrishnan, and Kamal Bijlani. “Gamification to enhance Learning using Gagne.” In 2015 6th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2015.Link
  44. Christopher Coley, Srividya Sheshadri, Sriram Devanathan, 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”. International Conference on Emerging Trends in TVET: Vision 2025, February18-20, 2015.
  45. Srividya Sheshadri, Christopher Coley, Sheeja Jagadeesh, Sreeram Kongeseri, Sriram Devanathan, Rao. R. Bhavani. “Community Centric Vocational Education: A Strategy for Implementation of Computerized TVET Delivery in Rural India”. International Conference on Emerging Trends in TVET: Vision 2025, February18-20, 2015.
  46. Srividya Sheshadri, Christopher Coley, Rao R. Bhavani. “Training India’s first female toilet builders: An argument for improving sanitation through women empowerment and social inclusion”. International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) 2015, September 23–24, 2015, Columbia University, New York City. Link
  47. Jose, James, Nagarajan Akshay, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Learning elementary physics though haptic simulations.” In Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Applied Computing, p. 27. ACM, 2014. Link
  48. Ranjith, R., Nagarajan Akshay, R. Unnikrishnan, 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, p. 40. ACM, 2014. Link
  49. Jose, James, R. Unnikrishnan, Delmar Marshall, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Haptic simulations for training plumbing skills.” In Haptic, Audio and Visual Environments and Games (HAVE), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 65-70. IEEE, 2014.Link
  50. Akshay, Nagarajan, Sasi Deepu, E. S. Rahul, R. Ranjith, James Jose, R. Unnikrishnan, 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, pp. 6108-6113. IEEE, 2013. Link
  51. Jose, James, Sanker Ramesh, Nagarajan Akshay, 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, pp. 68-73. IEEE, 2013. Link
  52. Unnikrishnan, R., Karen Moawad, and Rao R. Bhavani. “A physiotherapy toolkit using video games and motion tracking technologies.” In Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: South Asia Satellite (GHTC-SAS), 2013 IEEE, pp. 90-95. IEEE, 2013. Link
  53. Minsky, Margaret, Nagarajan Akshay, Natarajan Amritha, Suresh Anila, Anjali C. Nair, Ajana Gopalan, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Soft Circuits for Livelihood and Education in India.” (2013): 2-5. Link
  54. Akshay, Nagarajan, Sasi Deepu, and Rao R. Bhavani. “Augmented vocational tools using real time audiovisual feedback for psychomotor skill training.” In Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2012. Link
  55. Akshay, Nagarajan, Kongeseri Sreeram, Aneesh Anand, Ranga Venkataraman, and Rao R. Bhavani. “MoVE: Mobile vocational education for rural India.” In Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2012. Link
  56. Freeman, Joshua, Akshay Nagarajan, Mithula Parangan, Dhanush Kumar, Shyam Diwakar, and Krishnashree Achuthan. “Remote triggered photovoltaic solar cell lab: Effective implementation strategies for Virtual Labs.” In Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE), 2012 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1-7. IEEE, 2012. Link
  57. Bhavani, B., Srividya Sheshadri, and R. Unnikrishnan. “Vocational education technology: rural India.” In Proceedings of the 1st Amrita ACM-W Celebration on Women in Computing in India, p. 21. ACM, 2010. Link
  58. Bhavani, B., Kumar Rajamani, Kamal Bijlani, Krishnashree Achuthan, N. Sreedha, V. Nithyanandan, J. Rahul, and Srividya Sheshadri. “Virtual media enhanced vocational education curriculum.” In Computer Research and Development, 2010 Second International Conference on, pp. 280-284. IEEE, 2010.Link
  59. Venkittarayan, C., V. Madan Gopal, Rao Kartikkumar, B. S. Nitin, Nitin Madan, Kumar Rajamani, Krishnashree Achyutan, and Bhavani Bijlani. “Virtual soldering environment using touch and gesture for engineering labs education.” In Students’ Technology Symposium (TechSym), 2010 IEEE, pp. 206-210. IEEE, 2010.Link
  60. Gupta, Nishant, K. Yogeshwara, RN Vinay Kumar, Rakesh Singh Bisht, Yaswanth Ginnela, Kumar Rajamani, Kamal Bijlani, Krishnashree Achuthan, and Bhavani Bijlani. “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, pp. 87-92. IEEE, 2009.Link
  61. Bijlani, Kamal, Chitra Pai, and Bhavani Bijlani. “E-Learning in Social Applications.” In EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, pp. 145-150. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2009. Link