Robots can visualize things in larger quantities, faster, more efficiently, and with much better accuracy. They don’t need breaks and never get bored. This is the age of Robot uprising, and bringing this facet closer to reality, the Indian robotics start-up ecosystem is getting dense and is building robots in every possible sector.
We have listed the top 10 robotics startups in India that are solving some of the most critical, in-hand problems of society and industries through their unique robots and automation solutions
Based out of Thiruvananthapuram, Genrobotics is on a mission to solve a very critical problem i.e. Manual Scavenging with their flagship robot – Bandicoot, which is the world’s first robotic scavenger. They have successfully sold more than 300+ robots that are reliable, safe, and affordable. Their robotic solution to manual scavenging – Bandicoot comes with important features such as –
- Precise and surgical cleaning
- More grabbing area
- More reachability in every corner
- Compact design for portability
Ati is a Bengaluru-based Industrial robotic start-up that is into developing electric autonomous robots for effective and convenient transport of cargo in warehouses and factories. Their highly distinctive robot Sherpa Tug can transport trolley payloads of up to 1000 kg. It comes with a swappable battery that takes around 2 hours to charge and works for around 8 hours, can be integrated with the factory management information system and warehouse management system. Ati has 18+ customers that are using its robots, with around 31 factory plants. Its Product portfolio includes-
- Sherpa Tug
- Sherpa Lite
- Sherpa Pivot
Addverb is a pioneer in developing robots that pick, sort, and store products. As of today, Addverb is helping more than 100 businesses leverage technology to automate factories and warehouses. Their in-house product line includes –
- Mobile Robots – autonomous mobile robot, sorting robot, multi-carton picking robot, vertical sortation robot, rail-guided vehicle
- Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS)– carton shuttle, mother-child shuttle, pallet shuttle, multi-level shuttle, crane asrs
- Person-to-Goods – pick-to-light, pick-by-voice
- Software – warehouse management system, warehouse execution system, warehouse control system, fleet management system
Svaya Robotics is headquartered in Hyderabad and develops par technology industrial and collaborative robots. Its product line includes – SR-L3, SR-L6, SR-L10, SR-L12, and SR-L16 which are laden with salient features like advanced motor control, built-in force sensing, easy configuring and reconfiguring between applications, and built-in redundant safety.
Svaya provides a full-stack technology platform that works around making human-robot interaction simple. Their focus on the Digital Twin approach helps to provide total visibility into robot workflows. Built-in sensing combined with machine vision and AI is a technology streak that enhances the usability, flexibility, and scalability of the robots even in unstructured environments. Svaya has also collaborated with DRDO to develop India’s first quadruped robot and exoskeleton.
Niqo Robotics is a leading Bengaluru-based agri-tech start-up that is bringing AI-powered robotics revolution in agriculture. They build robots that make spraying simpler and are a technology-leveraged substitute for the unsustainable blanket spraying technique used by most farmers in India. With NIQO RoboSpray’s selective spray technique through the implementation of real-time AI-assisted computer vision, the chemical usage drops by 60% and limits excessive spraying on the soil. As per reports, 500+ farmers in Maharashtra and Karnataka have adopted the technology so far.
Gridbots is an Ahmedabad-based indigenous robot manufacturer that develops robots for use cases across industries. Their first-ever development was an underwater robot that could be used inside water tanks for cleaning. Gridbots’ product portfolio includes robots for sectors like – industrial automation, defence, robotic services, and machine vision.
Sastra is a Kochi-based start-up that is into building robotic arms used for testing electronic devices. Many product companies spend an average of 256 days on rigorous testing of equipment and devices, Sastra’s robotic arms have been able to pull that number down to just 15 days. Starting with a collaboration with Bosch for testing Bosch’s car stereos, they now have 20+ clients including Honeywell, HCL, and Tech Mahindra. Its services span across industries such as automotive, banking, aviation, medical, mobile phone, and consumer electronics.
EyeROV works in the marine robotic space and is headquartered in Kochi, Kerala. Its robots have successfully inspected 40+ underwater assets so far. Their Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) provide inspection services in the areas of dams, oil and gas, shipping, bridges, ports etc. The robots are very effective for search and rescue operations, research organizations can use EyeROV’s bots for testing sensors as an underwater platform or for oceanographic studies, etc.
Product Catalogue –
- EyeROV TUNA
- EyeROV iBOAT ALPHA
- EyeROV NEOPIA UW-50
- EVAP – EyeROV Visualisation and Analytics Platform)
Miko builds AI-powered robots for kids intending to deliver interactive companionship. The bots are capable of identifying kid’s faces and sensing their mood and based on their human-like interactive quality, they engage with the kids through mindful games, songs, or teaching a subject. Miko has been in business since 2016 and launched Miko3 in 2018 which is being sold in around 140 countries worldwide.
Mukunda Foods started as a food service provider and gradually ventured into developing kitchen automation solutions. As a fact, most Indian food chains are yet to be automated, and Mukunda is solving this very problem. As of today, Mukunda offers 6 kitchen automation bots including Dosamatic, and has sold more than 3000 bots across 22+ countries.