BITS Pilani Student, Samay Kohli, Develops Mechanical Butlers A Gurgaon based company, Grey Orange Robotics Pvt. Ltd, has successfully developed robotic assistants or mechanical butlers very recently in India. Giving a tough competition to international drive units (batter-powered mobile robots), these indigenous mechanical robots will fetch items for customers at various stores.

Mechanical butlers function with a designated rack and a laser pointer. As most fetching is done by robots, other workers can focus more on processing orders and doing other productive work.

“My association started with robots when I took up a challenge, for which nobody was up, to build a robot for a competition while I was in the 11th grade,” Samay Kohli, the 27-year-old co-founder and chief executive of Grey Orange Robotics, said.

A BITS Pilani alumni, Kohli developed love for robotics in the college while participating in a project called AcYut. AcYut went on to become the first ever android made in India.

He later collaborated with his junior from BITS Pilani, Aakash Gupta, and his colleague at an internship in the United States to form Grey Orange Robotics in 2011.

“Our company started in mid-2011, but the gestation happened long before that (in 2009),” Kohli was quoted as saying during an interview.
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