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Amidst the pandemic, now Robots to do election campaigning

Robots will be seen campaigning for the Assembly polls due next year, including in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand, etc. 

The Election Commission is quoted as confident of holding the polls and seems to have gained experience from the electoral exercise in Bihar, West Bengal, and four other assemblies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Elections in large demography demand vibrant interaction and mass mobilization on large scale. Due to the pandemic, the leaders are unable to meet even all their party workers. 

From the learning's in West Bengal elections, in mass public interactions – Covid norms such as social distancing, wearing a mask properly, frequent sanitization, etc go for a toss as crowds are excited. 

Keeping all these issues in mind Onestand India Pvt. Ltd. has developed in India, DOOT (a humanoid robot) which can communicate and deliver the impression of a human being with excellent voice recognition, face recognition, and gestures.

Apart from giving recognition to Indian Innovation and manufacturing prowess, these robots campaigning for the candidates will also be time-saving as multiple humanoids could go multiple places at the same time. 

The humanoid robot has 10 axes (joints), which will enable it to shake hands or wave at people, it will also be able to move its neck similar to a human being, it will also be capable of bending forward and backward with 90 degrees of freedom making it the only life-size humanoid robot in India with this capability. 

This capability will enable the robot to greet people with a wide range of heights and pick/place objects from a lower height. 

The humanoid robot is equipped with a massive custom-made 900 kg per centimeter (Torque) servo motor, which enables the full upper body to bend and raise with ease. 

It can also twist itself with 140 degrees of freedom, again making it the only humanoid in India. It has been equipped with a custom-made 600 kg per centimeter (Torque) servo motor, to enable the full upper body to twist with ease and at a real-time speed. 

The robot can lift objects weighing up to 1 kg. HD cameras are located in the head of the robot, which enables the operator to look at the audience and record the attendees in case of gatherings. 

The robot is equipped with 4th generation servo motors, which are indigenous manufactured. 

These motors barely make any noise and are tested to work in hot Indian conditions for long hours without any breakdown or need for servicing. The humanoids are built on an aluminum frame with industrial-grade components.

The company had earlier rented out drones to various municipal corporations in the state of Bihar for sanitization in the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The core team of the company is keenly involved in introducing new technologies and partnering with young innovators.