Two robots to be showcased at Internet of Things 2018 expo

Two concept robots, Arya and Mitra, will be showcased at the 26th Convergence India 2018 / 2nd Internet of Things 2018 expo in Delhi, India.

Arya, a personal tea making robot, will be launched at the IoT 2018 expo on 7 March. Arya is the next generation smart home product, integrated with Google Assistant, video streaming and natural language processing.

“Our mission is to make it possible for every person to get their favourite cup of tea at home, office, hotels, and malls. Advanced smart home technology allowed us to simplify the process of making a perfect cup of tea,” said Akash Takyar, CEO at HiArya.

Mitra is the humanoid robot featuring a facial recognition technology, allowing it to recognise and greet customers instantly. Operating autonomously, Mitra can recognize speech in multiple languages, engage customers with its friendly demeanour and smart conversations to provide better customer engagement.

It also has the ability to navigate on its own. Mitra assists customers by learning about their preferences, and on subsequent visits makes contextual suggestions. This informed communication is designed to foster a more personalised experience for every customer, and increase sales.

Developed by a Bengaluru-based startup, Invento Robotics, Mitra can be found walking in the corridors of Canara Bank and PVR Cinemas in Bengaluru. On a single charge, Mitra can deliver a backup of 8-10 hours.