Gayathri Manikutty is a social innovator and a senior researcher in AMMACHI Labs, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India. She has over 25 years of experience in Industry and academia in India and USA.
She joined AMMACHI labs in 2013 as a technical manager leading the haptics team to develop haptic simulators for manual skill training while also promoting computing education in K-12 schools and social innovation.
She has worked on several haptics and robotics projects for humanitarian applications such as developing an AI powered social robot for promoting positive behaviors in early childhood years.
Prior to joining AMMACHI labs, she worked for 11 years at Intel Corp. in Austin, Texas, USA as a design automation and validation engineer.
Her research interest areas are in AI for social robotics, child robot interaction, neurocognition for teaching and learning of skills and computing education.