Mitra, the robot designed by Bengaluru-based start-up, manufactured in China

By: | Published: September 20, 2017 6:41 PM

When a Bengaluru-based start-up company Invento Robotics came out with an idea of an intelligent robot, they had the potential to design but did not know how to manufacture it.

Mitra Robot, India's Mitra Robot, Mitra, Robot in India, Bengaluru RobotThe robot will soon be seen in hospitals and movie theatres too. (Representative image: Reuters)

When a Bengaluru-based start-up company Invento Robotics came out with an idea of an intelligent robot, they had the potential to design but did not know how to manufacture it. The group then looked for suppliers in Chinese manufacturing hubs of Shenzhen and Dongguan, India Today said. Now, the result is Mitra, a robot functioning at a Canara Bank branch in Bengaluru.

The robot will soon be seen in hospitals and movie theatres too. While in hospitals, it will be seen reminding patients of their medical history, in cinema halls it will offer suggestions to movie-goers based on their earlier visits, the report added.

Four prototypes that have been manufactured in a factory in Dongguan with circuit boards from Shenzhen city are on their way to India. Hundreds more will be shipped into the country if the company is successful.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Balaji Viswanathan, one of the founders of the company said that while the designing part was done in India, its plastic mould is being manufactured in a  Dongguan factory and printed circuit boards are being made in Shenzhen. The company was launched by Viswanathan, Mahalaksmi Radhakrishnan and Bharath Kumar.

When asked about the benefits of sourcing equipment from China, Vishwanath said that the quality of assemblage is quite good in the country and so is the product delivery speed. He is in Dalian to attend the first India-China Dalian Internet of Things (IoT) Conference, Hindustan times added.

The conference was jointly organised by India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and the Dalian municipal government.

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