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From factory floors , robots make their way into homes

April 12, 2019 / Abhijit Ahaskar

Two years ago, Bengaluru-based Ira Pradhan saw a video of an Anki companion robot and bought it on Amazon.com for ₹25,000. It can be used as a friendly companion robot and programmed to teach children skills like building blocks. It’s cute to look at and has big eyes. After the initial face recognition, it will greet you when it sees you. It also helped reduce that fear of machines that I had earlier, says Pradhan.
Robots are no longer limited to factory floors or assembly lines and warehouses. They are slowly making their way into homes, assisting people in their daily chores like cleaning without manual intervention or cooking, while at the same time keeping an eye on their children or helping them through interactive learning.