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Robots For Humanitarian Use— Megara Robotics

Robotics is the future. In a few decades there might be a possibility that humans and robots would coexist. (Hoping that the future does not end up like the one shown in the Terminator)

The New Kid On The Block

Incorporated in December 2019 one could wonder how Megara robotics could make itself stand out among its peers. Not only did they distinguished themselves by adapting to the pandemic and even launched new products benefiting the healthcare workers.

Their products are indeed designed for Humanity.

This upcoming start-up focuses on solving humanitarian issues through robotics and automation. Their products focus on Agritech, MedTech, HealthTech, robotics, consumer electronics sectors. They also provide skill development training, support customer innovation, and serve as Robot development consultants in India and abroad.

Climbing Swiftly and Steadily

According Kerala’s Economics and Statistical Department there are only 7,000 trained climbers available. This is a far cry from the 50,000 trained climbers who are needed to harvest 180 million coconut trees. Megara robotics designed Amaran to help with the humongous deficit.

Their journey began with the development of Amaran, a robotic tree climber and harvester.

Amaran was the brainchild of Dr. Rajesh Kannan Megalingam alumni of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. While pursuing his Ph.D. from the same, he got an idea of launching a start-up, which later took the form of an Ariel coconut harvester.

It took 12 prototypes to realise a stable and commercially viable model.

Using its six robotic arms Amaran can move across the tree. With a mouse click and live stream, the producers can select the branch to be cut.

Since then, they have launched various products in the field of MedTech. These include

Annapoorna- A teleoperated Food, Water and Medicine Delivery robot
Bodhi- Teleoperated public awareness and surveillance robot
Self-E 2.0- Self Driving Patient Transportation Robot

And many more

From A Small Seed A Mighty Trunk May Grow-Aeschylus

Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, being featured in the Tech30 (List of top 30 early-stage tech start-ups) by YourStory.

In the recent AI solution challenge for Start-ups organised by the government of India, their AI-based robot coconut tree climber garnered them acclaim and recognition.

Despite a small team; the start-up has the potential to expand and can guide India to an Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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