Start-up Sastra Robotics Incubated Under Kerala Startup Mission to Export 150 Robots to United Kingdom


Kochi: A start-up incubating under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), Sastra Robotics has signed a deal with one of the top information technology (IT) companies in the United Kingdom to export 150 robots to Britain.

Using artificial intelligence (AI), the robots perform quality testing tasks that cannot be done by humans. Equipped with advanced robotic arms, these robots function like human hands and fingers and are primarily used to figure out defects in areas like mobile, space, defence, banking, and sophisticated equipment, according to a media report.

Co-founder and CEO OF Sastra Robotics, Aronin Ponnappan said that the robots developed by the firm had added another feather to projects like ‘Made in Kerala’ and ‘Make in India’.

The robots have been completely designed and developed in Kerala. They will reduce human intervention in discovering hardware and software failures in electronic smart devices with touch screens besides predicting the reasons for those failures by deploying AI technology, the report said.