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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?

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?

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.

AI & Robotics trends last week

Welcome to the weekly report covering the latest happenings in the world of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. This piece will cover developments in software, hardware, and other industry related news.  Tech news: Asian superpowers - India and China - become AI partners Indian PM Narendra Modi with Chinese Premier Xi Jinping (Photo Source: Robotics [...]

By | 2018-06-06T09:12:10+00:00 June 6th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on AI & Robotics trends last week