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?

The socially responsible humanoid – Mitra

Mitra recently made its presence felt in four different corners of India - New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. From promoting women empowerment to sharing the stage with state and international level leaders to displaying its abilities at a tech summit to becoming a part of a major private sector bank - all of these happened [...]

By | 2018-06-12T18:29:36+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Robotics|Comments Off on The socially responsible humanoid – Mitra

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?

9 key sectors that will be revolutionised by robots.

This is a video recap of the talk I delivered to World Bank on Jun 6 2018. I will talk about how robotics will revolutionise some of the key sectors - healthcare, banking, retail and disaster management. Slides are here How robots will change 9 key sectors by 2021. Invento presentation-World Bank from Balaji Viswanathan

By | 2018-06-07T17:19:07+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Robotics|Comments Off on 9 key sectors that will be revolutionised by robots.

What is the difference between Pepper robot of Softbank and Mitra robot?

Pepper is indeed the closest to Mitra in our category. It is a beautiful robot built through a decade of hard work by Aldebaran and later acquired by Softbank. They have been around for a long time, have a lot of global brand recognition and is a much-matured product. However, Pepper robot has a few [...]

By | 2018-06-07T17:55:22+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Robotics|Comments Off on What is the difference between Pepper robot of Softbank and Mitra robot?

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?