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?

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?

An argument with a Japanese Entrepreneur. Building a lean hardware start-up.

During the Nasscom Emerge 50 awards [India has the world’s third-largest startup base–meet the product firms exhibiting at NASSCOM Product Conclave 2017] I got into an argument with a Japanese entrepreneur. He was a bit unhappy that we were not able to make it to the CEATEC expo [missed due to a visa issue] that [...]

By | 2018-06-06T10:03:30+00:00 June 6th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on An argument with a Japanese Entrepreneur. Building a lean hardware start-up.

The great moments we had in Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Honestly, it was overwhelming. Things went truly viral and we were completely unprepared. We were so unprepared that we left the arena while there were important dignitaries trying to talk to us. Thanks to all of you for making this magical and thanks for your wonderful compliments. I was just a few feet from Mr.Modi [...]

By | 2018-06-02T21:53:54+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on The great moments we had in Global Entrepreneurship Summit

What are we building in at Invento? What is our USP?

I get a lot of questions about what we build at Invento. We found it much easier to excite Japanese companies working with robotics than people outside of robotics. I thought I will write a detailed post to clarify. Why is our robot so special? Are we competing with Boston Dynamics? Why don’t our robots [...]

By | 2018-06-02T21:53:54+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on What are we building in at Invento? What is our USP?

Significance behind the name MITRA

Mitron.. yeh robot yahi banayenge!* Just kidding. We named the robot Mitra due to its deep historic and cultural significance. We were a bit disappointed that other Indian robotics companies were naming their robots after western names and wanted to have something Indian. And still be a familiar enough name across different cultures. The name [...]

By | 2018-06-02T21:53:54+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Significance behind the name MITRA