Genrobotics: Technology for a noble cause

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The funds raised will be used for further scaling up production of Bandicoot and to develop new products and R&D to leverage the technology for the health care segment.Despite progress in terms of awareness as well as legislation, manual scavenging— the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and sewers—still persists in our country. Using modern technology, an innovative startup is trying to make a difference here. An automated manhole cleaning robot called Bandicoot 2.0, developed by Genrobotics, is doing its bit to eradicate this unhealthy practice.The ministry of housing and urban affairs and Smart City Mission India have recognised the potential of Bandicoot 2.0. This Trivandrum-based robotics company has deployed its Bandicoot robots across 11 states in the country. Soon after its successful implementation at Coimbatore smart city, the Central ministry has suggested Bandicoot 2.0 as a good example for enabling zero human-intervention in the sewerage cleaning process.Related News (L-R) Genrobotics co-founders Vimal Govind MK, Rashid K, Arun George and Nikhil NPGenrobotics has raised Rs 2.5 crore in pre-Series A funding round from existing investors led by Unicorn India Ventures. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra has also invested in Genrobotics …

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