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Presentation by Prof. B. Bhavani, Amrita University at the National Consultative Workshop on NVEQF Implementation strategy for Open Schooling, 20-21 june 2013 at Kochi

Presentation by Prof. B. Bhavani, Amrita University at the National Consultative Workshop on NVEQF Implementation strategy for Open Schooling, 20-21 june 2013 at Kochi

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  • (30 secs) One line intro to self - Hello, I am Bhavani Bijlani and I head AMMACHI Labs, the Human computer interaction and learning technologies lab at Amrita University.
  • (30 secs) One line intro to Amrita University - Amrita University is dynamic 5 campus multi-disciplinary campus university spread over 3 states of south India with over 14 schools and 150 degree programs, 2000 faculty and 17000 students.
  • (30 secs) One Line Introduction to AMMACHI Labs - AMMACHI labs is nestled right next to the ocean in the lush green of southern Kerala. At ammachi labs our main focus is on developing applications using technology for skill development ranging from vocational training to medical rehabilitation to serious games.
  • (2 Mins) Intro to different projects at AMMACHI Labs, their objectives and their funding sources - SAVE, WE, MOVE.
  • (3 Mins) The Design Challenge : SAVE's target population-computer illiterate, poor, ridden with social stigma - hence solution has to be easily scalable, cost effective, intuitive to use, self paced etc...
  • (4 Mins) SAVE VET solution - software application + Haptics . Software contains - video lectures, games etc... (can use ajay's PRSG and old SAVE slides)
  • (2 Mins) Haptics -Specific Challenge - high forces and workspaces make device design complicated and hence expensive. Hence had to break up tools in to categories, and focus on training skills. Identifying the most critical skills that are required for motor skill learning subjective to the use of tools is a challenge ( only training what is most essential, thus simplifying design of device and lowering costs)
  • (4 Mins) The solution for Haptics:Show slides on haptics - tool characterization parameter slide, then show solution, the devices, screenshots of visual interfaces
  • (2 Mins) Skill Analytics:Explain the Graphs of novice vs experts in use of hacksaw
  • (2 Mins) Show deployment pictures and Statistics of data from feedback (srividya's slides)

Development and Deployment of CVET in India Development and Deployment of CVET in India Presentation Transcript

  • Development and Deployment of CVET in India B. Bhavani AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • Amrita University Amrita University’s campuses at Coimbatore, Amritapuri, Cochi, Bangalore, Mysore AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • AMMACHI Labs Amrita Multimodal Applications and Computer Human Interaction Labs AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM Mechatronics, Electronics, Controls, Physics, Computer Science and Engineering, Technician, Video production, Graphic artists, Animators, Social Work, Education, Psychology, Instructional designers, Industrial designer, QA, facilitators, trainers/teachers
  • SAVE funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development CVET Courses Haptic Devices AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM Developed and Deployed CVET content: Fabric Painting, Plumbing, Soap making, Organic cultivation, Flower arrangement, Artificial jewelry. In development: Woodwork, Welding, Solar technician, Aircraft maintenance, two wheeler maintenance. Haptic Devices: 2 production ready devices and 4 prototypes
  • >2400 Women enrolled and 1,600 trained in vocational and soft skills (CVET & LEE) AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • MoVE funded by the Robinov Family Foundation AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • National Portal on Vocational Education AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • VET – INDIA STEP CHILD OF EDUCATION Annual Incremental workforce: 12 MILLION Annual Training capacity: 3 MILLION NUMBERS TO BE TRAINED BY 2020 : 550 MILLION (~191,000 people/day)
  • Vocational Education is essential in the empowerment of underserved populations. Vocational Education in India is outdated and disorganized. Outdated practices/ technologies Cost of courses Lack of good education infrastructure/policies Quality training inaccessible Social stigma Illiteracy Lack of Trainers AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM Theory Courses Labs and Practicals Skill Development Teacher Student Interaction Assessment
  • Design Challenge ➺Large Numbers (~500 million) ➺Dispersed locations (take training to the people not vice versa) ➺Minimize need for new infrastructure ➺Greater accessibility ➺Standardization of course content ➺Scalability ➺Cost effective ➺Adaptability to local environment, language, dialect ➺Low or non-existent literacy levels ➺Incentive to learn AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • Multimodal approach S.A.V.E. Multimedia • Video Lectures • 2D/3D simulated labs Haptics • Smart tools • Low cost Haptic Devices • Skill Database Immersive Environments • Virtual Reality • Augmented Reality E-learning • Integrate with Aview • Mobile Classrooms
  • AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM Video Lectures (~ 20%) Interactive Multimedia (~15%) Immersive VR environments (~3%) Smart Tools (~3%) Haptic Devices for skill development (~15%) Hands on training (30%) E-learning (A-View) (8%) Assessment (2%) Product Strategy
  • Learning Motor Skills Wax on, wax off Muscle memory AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • Haptics in Training Surgery, Driving Simulator, Flight simulators AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • Why and where Haptics? Cost • Materials used are expensive • Tools used are expensive The tools/ materials are hard to transport/ store Skilled teachers are hard to find Task involves skill developed over a long period of time Safety is a significant concern AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • Haptic device design challenge Keeping haptics cost effective : high forces and large workspaces make device design complicated and hence expensive. AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • • Need of Expert • Safety measures • Cost of Tool • Portability • Technique intensive, Skill intensive Tool Selection Criteria for Haptic simulation • Type of Grasp: Contact, Precision, Power • Workspace • Degrees of Freedom – x,y,z (translation, roll) • Degrees of Force feedback – x,y,z (translation, roll) • Posture while working • Powered or Non Powered Tool Requirement Specifications for Haptic Simulation www.amrita.edu/save 18 Tool Characterization
  • 4 DOF Linear haptic device – APTAH 2 DOF Rotary haptic device - CHAKRA 19www.amrita.edu/save Haptic Devices
  • AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM Linear Haptic Device Hacksaw Handsaw Jigsaw Reciprocating saw Circular sawChain saw Table saw Band saw File Planar Drill Nailer Router Scraper Surform tools Sander handheld
  • AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM Fly press Rotary Haptic Device Pipe vice & Bench vice Pliers Pipe wrench Nut driver & Ratchet Pipe bender Pipe die Bench drill Mitre saw Beading machine Brick cutter Hand shear Hand press brake Slip roll former Power press Crow bar
  • Hack saw Jig Saw Band saw Table Saw File Hand plane Posture Posture Material position Material position Posture Posture Green mark (consistency) Material holding Stopper alignment Alignment of blade Material placement in bench vice Body movement Groove formation Alignment (Green mark) Hand placement Rip fence alignment Adjust bench vice Alignment of hand plane Alignment of blade/straightness of cut plug on the device Pressure Rip fence handle movement Marking Forward pressure Length traversed by the blade Downward Pressure Time Hand placement File position Backward pressure Forward stroke pressure Forward pressure Speed Downward pressure Forward pressure Pressure maintenance Backward stroke pressure Speed safety features Speed Backward pressure Maintaining good rhythm Maintaining good rhythm Safety Safety measures Maintaining good rhythm Speed Avg Speed Time taken Time taken Length transversed by the file Time taken Blade breaking Speed Time taken Time Speed Evaluation Metrics for tools using APTAH
  • Brick cutter Mitre saw Bench drill Ratchet Material position Blade angle Drill bit Insertion Tool selection Material alignment Plug on the device Chuck tightening Socket selection Handle movement Blade movement Adjust the drill bit speed Socket placement Pressure Time Height of the job Bolt placement Time Speed Drill bit positioning : 1 Nut placement Speed Pressure Material alignment Nut holding Job holding Bolt tightening Plug on the device Ratchet removal Material removement Evaluation Metrics for tools using CHAKRA AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
  • www.amrita.edu/save 24 Table saw Hacksaw Planar Band saw Jigsaw Metal File APTAH – Software Interfaces
  • www.amrita.edu/save 25 CHAKRA – Software Interfaces Nut & Ratchet Mitre saw Bench Drill Brick cutter
  • www.amrita.edu/save 26 - Proven efficacy of Haptics enhanced learning with skill data analysis - Making a database of expert movements to analyze a skill set, teach it and assess the students performance. Novice data plots: Expert data recording : Validation Results for APTAH
  • SMART device www.amrita.edu/save 27 Features • Smart tool sensor attachment detects the orientation of front, back, right and left with respect to z axis( ground plane ) • Provides orientation guidance for a plethora of tools • Attachable to any tool to provide a novice or even an expert augmented guidance
  • Our first batch of Lady Plumbers Amritapuri, Kerala
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  • Virtual fabric paint environment using touch and gesture for vocational training. Gupta, N.; Yogeshwara, K.; Vinay Kumar, R.N.; Bisht, R.S.; Ginnela, Y.; Rajamani, K.; Bijlani, K.; Achuthan, K.; Bijl ani, B., IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio visual Environments and Games, 2009. HAVE 2009, Lecco, Italy Vocational education technology: Rural India, B. Bhavani, Srividya Sheshadri, R. Unnikrishnan; Proceedings of the 1st Amrita ACM-W Celebration on Women in Computing in India, ACM, Sept, 2010. Virtual Media Enhanced Vocational Education Curriculum, B. Bhavani, Kumar Rajamani, Kamal Bijlani, Krishnashree Achuthan, Sreedha N, Nithyanandan V, Rahul J, Srividya Sheshadri, Second International Conference on Computer Research and Development, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Virtual soldering environment using touch and gesture for engineering labs education, Venkittarayan, C.; Jayaprakash; Gopal, V.M.; Kartikkumar, R.; Nitin, B. S.; Madan, N.; Rajamani, K.; Achyutan, K.; Bijlani, Bhavani, Students' Technology Symposium (TechSym), 2010 IEEE 3-4 April 2010. Augmented Vocational tools using real time audio-visual feedback for psychomotor skill training, Nagarajan Akshay.; Sasi Deepu.; Rao R Bhavani, IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education, Jan 2012. www.amrita.edu/save 37 Publications
  • Technical Collaborations AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM Prof. Kenneth Salisbury, Robotics, Haptics Prof. Bharat Jayaram Computer Science Dr. Govind Sreemathveeravalli Surgical Simulations Prof. Brent Gillespie Mechanical Eng. Dr. Margaret Minsky Soft circuits and haptic textures Larsen & Tubro Construction Industry
  • Thank You QUESTIONS…? AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM