Bangalore: As the cricket fever is spreading across the country with the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the cricket’s most extravagant event has taken it to the next level by introducing Collaborative Robots to cheer for the home team April 13 when Royal Challengers Bangalore took on Kings XI Punjab at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
The Collaborative Robots popularly known as Cobots, manufactured by Universal Robots are engineered and programmed by a 27-year-old Bangalore based firm MAC Machine Tools and Automation got a positive response as the crowds were dazzled to get a glimpse of the recent technology dancing and entertaining them.
Being synonymous with technological advancements and innovations, Bangalore has yet again proved that it is leading the technology space by integrating robots and entertainment seamlessly proving to the world that nothing is impossible.
“Since its inception in the year 2008, IPL has gotten bigger, better and exciting. We are excited to be a part of such a big cricketing event this year by introducing our robotic solutions in the tournament. Our cheer-leading and bar-tending application in the IPL is an example which showcases the power of innovation and creativity,” J Nagarajan, managing director of MAC Machine Tools and Automation said.
Meanwhile the Universal Robots’s general manager Pradeep David is delighted to see Cobots participating in the IPL. “It’s a path breaking opportunity for us to explore an unconventional field. The new generations of lightweight robotic arms are now moving to sectors beyond the automotive and it’s a terrific experience to see them showing up some pretty unusual applications,” David stated.