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|0 Comments

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

My internship journey with Invento Robotics

I was excited when I got an intern offer at Invento Robotics. I never dreamt that I would work for a robotics company. But, finally, it happened. My journey at Invento robotics started in the 2nd week of May and ended in the first week of July.  These days passed very quickly. I worked on [...]

By | 2018-07-10T13:53:15+00:00 July 10th, 2018|blog, Team Culture|0 Comments

The origin of robots and its modern concepts

The robots we know today are machines built with a mind of their own - the artificial intelligence. By definition, they are machines programmed to make their own decisions in a given scenario. They do it with the help of Machine Learning, the ability of machines to learn and improvise by itself. Over the past [...]

By | 2018-06-20T11:23:37+00:00 June 20th, 2018|blog, Robotics|0 Comments

How robots can help in banking & finance?

We see a lot of potential for robots in the banking & finance industry. The two key factors behind this assumption are the increasing adoption rate, increasing improvements in AI and machine learning. A few months ago RBI asked me to give a talk to the bank MDs and top executives on the potential for robotics [...]

By | 2018-06-15T15:02:43+00:00 June 15th, 2018|blog, Economy|0 Comments

AI & Robotics trends last week

A lot of things happened in the world of AI & Robotics last week. Here’s a brief look at some of the major news and developments.  Read on... China and Dubai deploy robots to give a feel of future. The global city of Dubai has introduced Robocops in its police fleet. The creators of the [...]

By | 2018-06-12T11:32:58+00:00 June 12th, 2018|blog, Robotics|Comments Off on AI & Robotics trends last week

Why don’t police in developed countries like Australia have sophisticated robots?

We are a few years away from that although a lot of work is going on to make that happen. Many police SWAT teams have already started using robots for reconnaissance in dangerous situations. (Mississippi State's CAVS Center helps Starkville police go high-tech with drones) In grad school, I was working on a similar topic. Here is [...]

By | 2018-06-12T18:27:34+00:00 June 11th, 2018|blog, Robotics|Comments Off on Why don’t police in developed countries like Australia have sophisticated robots?

Why there are only a few robotics startups when there are many programming APIs for robotics?

Running a hardware business is quite hard anywhere and more so in India. Regulations in multiple industries apply to robotics companies — with required compliance in data, telecommunication, industrial machines and so on. Not to forget the high costs that are a part and parcel of this industry. Look at cars for instance. They are [...]

By | 2018-06-11T11:49:59+00:00 June 7th, 2018|blog, Robotics|Comments Off on Why there are only a few robotics startups when there are many programming APIs for robotics?

How to teach coding to your 10 year old?

I started coding around that age [about 12] and one of the things that helped me was being part of a right group. The kid needs to belong to the right group — where the other kids energise and motivate rather than seeing coding as something uncool.  Pull your children away from those with a [...]

By | 2018-06-07T17:58:03+00:00 June 6th, 2018|blog, Robotics|Comments Off on How to teach coding to your 10 year old?