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Ahalya Mandana

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Ahalya graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India in June 2017, where she worked on her first robotics project as part of a team for E-Yantra 2015, an all-India robotics competition conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B). Their team was judged to be among the top 10 teams in India in the category of Recyclable Waste Management robots. For her final undergraduate project, she was part of a team that developed a prototype of a medical and home assistant robot, designed for elderly people.

She is interested in designing affordable robotic limbs and robotic teaching aids for children with learning difficulties, and hopes to gain the necessary skills for those goals during her time as an MSR student.

Ahalya enjoys writing and spent the summer of 2016 as an intern for the editorial team of Electronics For You, a Indian electronics magazine. Her articles were featured in the print and digital editions of the magazine. When she has a bit of free time, she's usually reading, doodling, baking, or running.