Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) was a grand success and is the talk of the whole nation. Even though the summit ended three days ago people are still not over it. And one particular thing that grabbed everyone’s attention in this conference was “Mitra” the futuristic humanoid robot which greeted Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at this event. This humanoid robot was launched by the chief guests and the 3-day summit, which began on 27th November and ended on 30th November, kick-started with the launch of this robot.
“Mitra” is a humanoid robot that was created by a Bangalore based startup, Invento Robotics which is co-founded by a Telangana guy Bharath Kumar Dandu who hails from Warangal. An 11 member Team has worked for 1 whole year to develop this conceptual launch for GES. Mitra was specially programmed by Invento robotics and apart from greeting guests it was programmed in such a way that it could interact with them directly.
Made out of reinforced fiber plastic, this five foot-tall humanoid can recognize face and speech of the user and can also interact with humans. This robot was born out of the “Make in India” concept. It can welcome guests, meet humans, interact with them, hold discussions, and provide support and ‘Mitra’ can also tweet for you. It is also reported to have basic capabilities of hosting a small size gathering by playing songs, clicking pictures and entertains guests. It is currently deployed at the Canara Bank’s main branch in Bengaluru where it is used to assist their customers.
Supported by The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), Invento Robotics, programs these robots, builds them and will also sell and rent it for events and functions. Speaking to a news agency Bharat was quoted saying that he would like to further expand his project with the help of state and central governments.
This face recognizing futuristic robot is touted to be one of the revolutionary inventions in Indian robotic engineering and it received the loudest applause in this summit. It also aims to change the hospitality sector by providing its services to hotels, offices and other events such as GES. This is definitely a jewel in the crown of Indian engineering marvels.
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