Sooraj K Babu

Sooraj K Babu

Doctoral Student

Games Engineering Group Julius-Maximilians-Universität

Hello there!

I am a Ph.D. student in Human-Computer Interaction at the Games Engineering Group, University of Würzburg. My research interests span across extended reality and user experience design. 

I served as a software engineer at AMMACHI Labs, Amrita University where much of my work was in virtual reality and serious games, haptics, social robotics, and computational thinking.  


  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Immersive Technologies
  • Serious Games
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Human-Robot Interaction


  • Ph.D. student in HCI, 2020 - Present

    Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU), Würzburg

  • M.Tech. in E-Learning Technologies, 2014 - 2016

    Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, India.

  • B.E. in CS&E, 2010 - 2014

    Coorg Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University, India



Kappa: The Tangible Electronic Prototyping Kit to promote Tinkering among school children

Kappa is an Arduino shield developed on the theory of capacitance. It was used to enable real objects to interact with the computer.

The Bar Bending Simulator

The flagship haptic simulator developed completely at AMMACHI Labs to train construction workforce on rebar bending reducing material wastage and efficiency

Virtual Motorbike Maintenance Course

Virtual reality based course to teach users various motorbike maintenance tasks

Pepe: The robot that encourages children to wash their hands

Pepe was a social robotic experiment to see how a robot encouraged students of rural India to wash their hands prior to having food and after using toilet.

Virtual Reality for Communication Skills Training

The project investigated the possibility of using VR as a tool to train university students in improving their communication skills.