About Balaji Viswanathan

I'm the cofounder and CEO of Invento Robotics. I have been in tech industry for 12 years and have worked in a range of products starting from Microsoft Windows in Redmond. I'm also the most followed writer on Quora and a winner of multiple international awards for research and innovation.
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What specific skillsets does a mechanical engineer require to intern at Invento Robotics?

Here are the things that this summer interns did: Internship 2018. We had 18 of them from top institutes in India, US and Israel. And we take internships very seriously — every intern is expected to help in product development. Paradoxically, we don’t really look for robotics expertise. That is as vacuous as saying you [...]

By | 2018-12-01T11:28:59+05:30 November 26th, 2018|Robotics, Team Culture|0 Comments

The concept of robot-tax and its viability in future

The question is how would you define a robot for these tax purposes? Should Google search be considered a robot for this? It is a software agent that takes your query, goes and searches databases and brings you a result that a librarian would have done. Should the macros in Excel be considered as robots? [...]

By | 2018-12-06T11:27:17+05:30 November 26th, 2018|Robotics|0 Comments

Thoughts on Bangalore’s traffic problem and potential solutions to counter the problem

I have lived in Bangalore for a little over 2 years now. The traffic is bad and I have to often cross some of the biggest chokepoints — Silk board and Sony World. These bottlenecks have their own Twitter handles — (@SonyWorldJn) and Silk Board Junction. There was even a movie about the Silk Board. [...]

By | 2018-12-29T16:18:47+05:30 November 26th, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Robotics|0 Comments

Know about the full functionality of Mitra robot

Mitra robot is in a continuous state of development. We have already started deploying with various top brands operating at the bleeding edge of innovation. As of Oct 2018, we have 15 of them deployed in various locations and getting trained everyday in real life conditions. Our deployed robots have the following functionalities: Patrolling with [...]

By | 2018-11-29T20:13:24+05:30 November 26th, 2018|Robotics, Videos|0 Comments

Learning through our design experiments

We have been experimenting with a variety of different robot designs at Invento. At least with the Indian customers, there has always been a preference for humanoids. While we got advice from top Japanese and Chinese entrepreneurs that we should go for non-human designs, in our applications our customers didn’t want those. Even in our [...]

By | 2018-12-22T10:52:30+05:30 November 26th, 2018|Robotics|0 Comments

Reporting on the Startup India delegation supported by DIPP that went to the World Economic Forum – Tianjin 2018

I have been reading about the World Economic Forum since my school days and this year finally got to be a part of the community at Tianjin, China. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion backed StartupIndia selected 15 startups from India to attend the trip and I was lucky to make the cut.The experience was [...]

By | 2018-09-24T21:41:25+05:30 September 24th, 2018|Events|0 Comments