@ Vikash Sharma | Sr Journalist
Genrobotics, a pioneering leader in the field of robotics with its headquarters in Trivandrum, proudly presented the official logo for its highly anticipated innovation, the “Bandicoot Mini.” The momentous occasion unfolded at Genrobotics’ esteemed headquarters, graced by the presence of Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, who presided over the logo unveiling ceremony. The event was also honored by the esteemed presence of Anoop P Ambika, Chief Executive Officer of Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM); E Mahesh, Director General of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC); and Dr. Rathan. U. Kelkar IAS, Secretary, E&IT, Govt. of Kerala.
Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, a distinguished guest at the event, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I am truly delighted to be a part of this significant moment as Genrobotics introduces the official logo for their ground-breaking creation, ‘Bandicoot Mini.’ This innovation is a testament to India’s technological prowess and Genrobotics’ unwavering dedication. Congratulations to the team for their exceptional ingenuity. ‘Bandicoot Mini’ is poised to redefine the landscape of robotics and automation.”
Building upon the success of Bandicoot, designed as an innovative solution to replace manual scavenging, Bandicoot Mini represents a remarkable leap forward in manhole maintenance technology. Available in Hybrid, Standard, and Electric variants, Bandicoot Mini caters to a spectrum of needs, prioritizing efficiency and safety. With a starting price of Rs 4 Lakh, this solar-powered solution boasts a sleek and intuitive user interface, IP 68 cameras for advanced visibility, and an Auto Cleaning feature, all contributing to the transformation of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) into intelligent and sustainable entities.
Vimal Govind M.K., CEO of Genrobotics, highlighted the significance of the Bandicoot Mini, stating, “The introduction of Bandicoot Mini marks a pivotal advancement in revolutionizing manhole cleaning practices. Our primary mission is to deploy Bandicoot Mini across every Municipal corporation, thereby eliminating the necessity for manual scavenging. This endeavor underscores Genrobotics’ unwavering dedication to innovation and social progress.”
Genrobotics’ flagship product, Bandicoot, hailed as the world’s first robotics scavenger, has achieved significant milestones in transforming India’s sanitation landscape. Extending its reach across 19 Indian states and 4 Union Territories, Bandicoot has not only elevated sanitation standards but also eradicated the practice of manual scavenging. Beyond its technological impact, the solution has empowered over 2400 manual scavengers through technical training, social integration, and empowerment programs.
Genrobotics has garnered support from prominent investors including Anand Mahindra, Sridhar Vembu (ZOHO corp), former Google India chief Rajan Anandan, as well as investment firms Unicorn Ventures and Sea Fund. This strong backing underscores Genrobotics’ role as a driving force behind India’s innovation and technological advancement, further reinforcing the nation’s commitment to a sustainable and innovative future