New Delhi: India had recognized the importance of Industry4.0 quite early. The government had announced that they are working towards the establishment of this scheme. From the highest level, there have been exhortations to move towards Industry 4.0. There have been several schemes to incentivize investment into data technologies. The government is promoting its organizations to help and handhold Industry and academia on this journey to achieve the ATMANIBHAR BHARAT mission. To achieve the mission of Atmanirbhar Bharat-Industry 4.0, National Productivity Council (NPC) and All India Council for Robotics and…Read More
New system uses floor vibrations to detect building occupants !!
Thanks to a new system developed at EPFL, building owners can detect the number of occupants and track their movement using sensors installed on floor slabs. This novel approach could be particularly useful for enhancing safety in retirement homes or managing buildings’ energy is use more efficiently. Many buildings, manufacturing sites, shopping malls and other public spaces are equipped with occupant detection systems. These systems are generally rely on cameras or occupants’ mobile phones. Such technologies are infringe on privacy and may not function in emergencies such as fires. Scientists…Read More
3-D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera !!
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St Andrews and the University of New South Wales have developed a wrist-worn device for 3-D hand pose estimation. The system consists of all camera that captures all the images of the back of the hand, and is supported by a neural network called DorsalNet which can accurately recognize dynamic gestures. Being able to track hand gestures is of crucial importance in advancing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) devices that are…Read More
Robots are Serving Food and Medicines to Covid-19 Patients at Odisha’s Railways Hospital !!
Doctors and health workers have to go through all the major battle amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s definitely an exhausting time for them to cover themselves with layers of PEP kit and then ensure social distancing. To protect all the health workers from COVID-19 infection, the East Coast Railways Central Hospital in Odisha is using a Medical Robot called MeD ROBO to provide medicines, food and remote assistance to patients in the coronavirus ward, without any need for physical contact. The MeD ROBO is operated through a unique mobile app…Read More
Startup announces plans to use bike lanes for delivery robots to move cargo !!
Bicycle riders may soon find themselves to a sharing bike lanes with autonomous delivery robots. Robotic delivery startup Refraction to the AI recently revealed plans for a lightweight delivery robot that can use bicycle lanes. The company, a brainchild of University of Michigan professors Ram Vasudevan and Matthew Johnson-Roberson, is pitching its five-foot-tall REV-1 as a lightweight, low-cost, autonomous delivery robot that can be zip around at up to 15 miles per hour in both bicycle lanes and roadways, making for more efficient last-mile deliveries. “We have created the Goldilocks of autonomous…Read More
Robotics startup Genrobotics raises Rs 2.5 crore in pre-series A round funding !!
New Delhi : Robotics startup Genrobotics on Wednesday said it has raised Rs 2.5 crore in pre-series A round funding from existing investors led by Unicorn India Ventures, along with industrialist Anand Mahindra and SEA Fund. The Kerala-based firm, Genrobotics has been working with the Centre and state governments with a mission to eradicate manual scavenging from the entire country and has deployed its Bandicoot robots across 11 states. “The funds raised will be used for the further scaling up production of Bandicoot to meet the growing demand in light…Read More
A framework to increase the safety of robots operating in crowded environments !!
Humans are innately able to adapt their behavior and actions according to the movements of other humans in their surroundings. For instance, human drivers may suddenly stop, slow down, steer or start their car based on the actions of other drivers, pedestrians or cyclists, as they have a sense of which maneuvers are risky in specific scenarios. However, developing robots and autonomous vehicles that can similarly predict human movements and assess the risk of performing different actions in a given scenario has so far proved highly challenging. This has resulted in…Read More
Robotics startup Miko raises ₹23 crore led by Stride Ventures !!
New Delhi: Robotics start-up Miko raised ₹23 crore in a pre-series B round led by Stride Ventures. Existing investors is including Chiratae Ventures, YourNest Venture Capital and a group of angel investors, led by former Nasscom chairman Keshav Murugesh, also participated in the round. Stride aims to be a strategic partner in the company’ through its customized offerings and relationships across banks and corporates. Founded five years back, Miko was created by three IIT Bombay graduates, Sneh R Vaswani, Prashant Iyengar and Chintan Raikar. After the success of their first…Read More
Covid-sniffing robots offer testing alternative !!
A biotechnology startup called Koniku is trying to develop robots that could sniff out Covid-19. infections faster than conventional testing. The technology fuses neurons with a silicon chip to create a “smell cyborg” capable of detecting scents ranging from that explosives to pathogens. Koniku’s first clinical trial began three weeks ago and will examine samples from patients tested for Covid-19 to compare how well the smell-bot is detects the virus compared with traditional methods. Small internal trials have already demonstrated that it can accurately detect the presence of influenza A….Read More
PM Modi to launch property cards under SVAMITVA scheme on Oct 11 !!
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday launch the physical distribution of property cards is under the SVAMITVA (Survey of Villages And Mapping With Improvised Technology In Village Areas) scheme that enables rural masses to use the property as a financial asset, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Friday. The launch event will begin at 11am on Sunday where PM Modi will also interact with some of the beneficiaries. Union minister for panchayati raj Narendra Singh Tomar will also join the programme. The property cards…Read More