Founders of Bandicoot robot maker Genrobotics chosen for Adani Fellowship

Genrobotics has already made a name by developing the world’s first robotic scavenger, in an effort to eliminate manual scavenging.

In what may be termed as a major endorsement of its social impact ventures, the founders of Kerala-based Genrobotic Innovations has been picked by corporate giant Adani Group for a prestigious fellowship. Genrobotics is a leading robotics company which has already made a name by developing the world’s first robotic scavenger, christened Bandicoot, in an effort to eliminate manual scavenging.

The Fellowship is expected to help Genrobotics expand its venture to more sectors and develop solutions to address various social problems. The venture, headquartered at Technopark here, is co-founded by Vimal Govind M K, Arun George, Rashid K, and Nikhil N P.

Priti Adani, Chairwomen of Adani Foundation, said this will help Genrobotics to accelerate its mission to phase out manual scavenging and Adani Group will be part of the mission. Adani said the products of Genrobotics like Bandicoot will be placed in ports, airports and other townships under Adani Group.

Maker of impactful innovations like Bandicoot

According to the founders, Genrobotic Innovations had created impactful innovations like Bandicoot, which saved the lives of thousands of sanitation workers in the country.  Vimal Govind, who is also Director of Genrobotic Innovations Pvt Ltd, said Bandicoot was developed as the world’s first robotic scavenger, and by deploying it, urban bodies across the country could eliminate human entry into manholes to a great extent and transform sanitation workers into robotic operators. Bandicoot robots are currently deployed in 17 states of India and 3 Union Territories, and they are transforming the sanitation ecosystems.

The technology was developed with the goal of improving sanitation workers’ safety and dignity, as well as bringing about positive changes within the sanitation worker community. We are working on more innovations in sanitation sector and this fellowship will boost our research and development team, he added.

Genrobotics has also launched a new robotic gait trainer

Genrobotics also recently launched its new robotic gait trainer, ‘G-Gaiter,’ for the healthcare segment to aid faster recovery from gait disabilities. G-Gaiter aims to give the perfect solution to the problems with the traditional gait training method.

The company recently opened a new research and development (R&D) centre at Technocity, Thiruvananthapuram, strengthening the company’s R&D for healthcare products with special focus on developing healthcare robots.The facility will enable sharing of resources, best practices, and competence and create even more development opportunities in the field.

Research and development of various health care products will be the exclusive focus of the new centre of Genrobotics. This expansion will contribute hundreds of brand-new job opportunities in the sector.

Genrobotics, which began as a startup that has displayed innovation in solving different social issues, has emerged as one of the most impactful companies through various robotic solutions.

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