Roboticwares, setup by a trio of budding engineers, is one such player that has been tapping this industry since 2007. The team comprises of Gaurav Srivastava, a robotics geek, Gautam Kumar, the technical guy and Kushal Nahata, the business mind; and once they started off, there was no looking back.
“Soon after 2007 we got our first cheque,“ says Kushal Nahata. The company then held technology programmes for universities and colleges, focusing on courses like embedded systems, robotics technology, atmega16 technology and open source softwares. “The course had great demand in the sense that it reached 200 universities across Asia and was awarded one of the 75 best Indian startups,“ adds Kushal.
Post this, Roboticwares has been able to sign on the dotted line in a number of major deals. BSNL came calling and an application for issue tracking and infrastructure management was being readied for them.
Also, substantial focus was being given to innovation. One of their products, ‘Suraksha’ comes with a feature that an SMS alert is sent upon gas leakage. “More than 7000 people die due to LPG leakage. There are different reasons for leakage. This is the first and only product that alarms on LPG leakage, however the leakage may be. Even if you are not at home, you would get an SMS alert about the leakage on your mobile phone,” Kushal adds.
Also from the house of Roboticwares is ‘FarEye’- a GPS based vehicle tracking system with ignition control, live SMS notifications on violation of rules and features like customised reports. “The system provides comprehensive mapping & reporting capabilities allowing you to compare your business expectations against actual business events for more effective operational management, saving time and money,“ says Kushal.
“A deal was then struck with Indian Oil Corporation, in developing a gatepass automation software. After yet another deal with GAIL, an international office was set up in Santa Clara, adding to our head office at Bhubaneshwar,“ says Kushal.
Although quite a handful of milestones have already been crossed, the road ahead looks like a long one. Having said that, it appears that Roboticwares is already a benchmark for a lot of us robotics and automation geeks itching to make it big.
For more info, technical and otherwise, about their products check out: http://www.roboticwares.com/