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Are we embracing the robotics revolution?

Every morning I open my mail, I see my Google alert feed full of updates on AI, Robotics, Machine learning and NLP. For example, Softbank's pepper robot, Japan’s furry robotic seal to assist elderly population or Sony’s robotic puppy that wags tail when you caress it. Artificial intelligence is growing by leaps and bounds but [...]

By | 2018-09-23T16:27:49+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Artificial intimacy just a concept?

"I am not a robot. I am a human and I have feelings" motto has been popular since ages stereotyping robots as mean, cold and computing machines. We are accustomed to robots using deductive logic and probabilities. Critically acclaimed movies like "Her" and "Wall-E" have shown robots in a different light with human prized emotions like love and [...]

By | 2018-08-23T14:55:02+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|21 Comments

Mitri gives a tech upgrade to Chennai Airport 

Mitri, the female humanoid assistant, was welcomed at the Chennai Airport with a lot of enthusiasm, adding a dash of innovation to the 72nd Independence Day celebrations. Mitri, with chocolates and national flag in its hands, was unveiled in front of an audience of kids and other senior airport authorities who were present as a part of the [...]

By | 2018-08-22T15:05:05+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Airport|0 Comments

AI to bring down WhatsApp hoax messages.

We live in an era of limited attention span, whoever grabs customer's attention wins the "views and likes" game. Sadly, this has deteriorated the quality of content we come across. The content is exaggerated, emotionally stirring and in particular targets topics like politics, race, religion and culture. There have been a lynching, violent attacks over [...]

By | 2018-09-23T17:03:19+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Artificial Intelligence|1 Comment

Are we about to bid adieu to chatbots?

  If you've ever visited a website and had a live-chat customer service or had a conversation with Siri/Cortana you've experienced a chatbot, Chatbots are used in dialogue systems to disseminate information. The popular reasons why chatbots became famous were the friendlier interface and 24x7 customer assistance they provided businesses with. Though chatbots have transformed [...]

By | 2018-08-23T12:04:50+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Artificial Intelligence, Robotics|0 Comments

Roundup: Invento’s Airport robot grand launch at Chennai Airport

On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day, Chennai Airport authority took an initiative to embrace change and introduced autonomous humanoid “Mitra” robots at Kamraj Domestic terminal. This is the first time that such a robot is being deployed at an AAI-operated airport. “Deciphering variances in accent,” Economic times reports Economic Times reported a tweet made [...]

By | 2018-08-17T14:03:48+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Airport, Product launch, Robotics|0 Comments

Teaching Mitra to Understand Human Body Language

A funny lesson in humility If we want to have more intuitive conversations with robots, the robots will have to learn to understand what we are saying. So far this problem has almost exclusively been a natural language processing (NLP) problem, and some of the largest research groups in the world from Google to Baidu [...]

By | 2018-08-09T15:53:58+00:00 August 9th, 2018|blog, Robotics, tech|1 Comment

My internship experience at Invento – Part 2

Before I had taken up this internship at Invento Robotics, I had read about the Mitra robot after the GES 2017. I wondered how the developers would be working. I simply assumed that maybe a team of 150-200 highly skilled developers would be behind this product.  But, my first day at Invento took me by [...]

By | 2018-07-19T13:27:01+00:00 July 19th, 2018|blog, Team Culture|0 Comments

Mitra hobnobs with corporate and political biggies during the Goa IT Day

Mitra recently made its presence felt among 100+ key names from the corporate and political world during the Goa IT day event held at Panaji on July 14th and 15th. For long, Goa has been known as India’s global party destination. However, the star of India’s tourist map is now ready to embrace a totally [...]

By | 2018-07-19T11:37:43+00:00 July 19th, 2018|blog, Robotics, tech|0 Comments

Case Story: A store launch turned into a massive success with robots

Marketing is about creativity. Whichever brand does things in the most unique manner, wins the brand race.  There are a number of examples which can elaborate on his fact further. Running flash mobs, quirky posters on highways and public places, memorable ad campaigns on television as well as social media campaigns serve the purpose of grabbing the [...]

By | 2018-07-24T10:22:23+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Robotics, tech|0 Comments