Hyderabad based Svaya Robotics in collaboration with DRDO Labs - Research and Development Establishment, Pune (R&DE) and Defense Bio-engineering & Electro Medial Laboratory, Bangalore (DEBEL), have developed India’s first quadruped robot and the exo-skeleton, both technology demonstrators. Earlier these robots were imported from USA, France and Russia to help our defense requirements and to strengthen our country’s defense capabilities
Defense and security are undergoing rapid transformation driven by technology and robotics is poised to play an important role with DRDO taking the lead to develop them indigenously under “make-in-India” along with industry partners such as Svaya Robotics. Current robots are made for structured environments with limited capabilities and are not suited for deployment in difficult to maneuver terrains and field operational conditions, that Indian defense and security forces are uniquely faced with.
Dr. Sateesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri (Minister of Defense) and former chairman, DRDO, has visited Svaya Robotics development facility in Hyderabad, along with other senior scientists of DRDO labs, R&DE and DEBEL today. Dr. Sateesh Reddy reviewed the development of the robots that Svaya has undertaken with DRDO. Dr. Sateesh Reddy said “We are extremely happy with the rapid progress that Svaya was able to achieve in a very short period. Industry partnerships like these are essential to accelerate development of advanced robotics and take them into field trials fast and also keep developing them for dual-use. He was emphatic that Robotics would play a very important role in enabling Indian defense in both augmenting soldiers and in providing unprecedented remote reconnaissance capabilities”
Welcoming the defense officials Mr. Vijay R Seelam, founder and Managing Director Svaya Robotics said “We are happy to associate with DRDO as part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat mission to make our country self-reliant. The quadruped robot indigenously developed by Svaya is made to navigate in unstructured terrains to provide remote reconnaissance and inspection for the defense and security forces which otherwise are not safe for humans to operate in. While the exo-skeleton, has been developed to augment soldiers in both walking long distances without fatigue or in lifting heavy loads without expending much effort. Both the robots have multiple use cases in Industry and healthcare also”
Svaya Robotics, based in Hyderabad is a pioneer in developing state-of-the-art human-augmenting robotic systems with over 10 years of research and development effort. Svaya has introduced in the market, India’s first collaborative robots, completely designed and manufactured in India. Svaya’s best- in-class robots work with and alongside human workers safely, to enable companies in manufacturing and beyond to become world-class – by combining human creativity with robotic precision and productivity with unlimited flexibility.