Santosh Hulawale is a Mumbai-based innovator, who has been working in the field of Robotics for the last 20 years. In these two decades, he has developed 18 robots that have furthered the research and application of humanoid robots in India. His latest achievement has been developing 3 robots, that can assist medical professionals during this pandemic. Through specific programming and instructions, these humanoid robots can help in reducing the risk of contamination while taking care of the patients.
Indigenously developed robots
Santosh Hulawale, and his 8-member team have developed a Disaster Management Robot (DMR), a Service Humanoid Robot (SHR) and a Multiple Service Robot (MSR). These three robots have been indigenously developed and they will assist healthcare professionals and infected patients during the ongoing pandemic.
How do the robots function?
The Multiple Service Robot can be programmed to cater to any kind of health facility by feeding the instructions in its programming. The Service Humanoid Robot can be used to provide patients with a more human-like experience, especially during isolation, by interacting with them both vocally and physically. SMR can also entertain patients with its many manoeuvres, such as dancing, shaking hands, giving high-fives and waving goodbyes.
Further, the Disaster Management Robot can help in carrying patients to and fro as it has a payload capacity of approximately 200 kgs. This robot can also help the differently-abled, therefore, it has a wider scope of application.
-With agency inputs