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Kerala Startup Cracks International Robotics Challenge



Indians startups are literally going places. Recently, Qbotics Labs, a Kerala based startup, was declared as one of the finalists at the international robotic challenge HRATC 2015.

Known as the biggest conference in the world for automation and robotics, HRATC this year was conducted as a part of ICRA 2015 by IEEE Robotics and Automation society.

The Kerala based startup is backed by Kerala’s much famous Startup village and aims to deliver robotics, image processing and embedded system applications to its clients.Founded by Lentin Joseph, Qbotics’ vision is to build technology and machines that are environment friendly and will help make the planet a better place for future generations.

The HRATC challenge was to inspect a random area for mine by making use of a Husky robot. Qbotics Husky robot code gave an extraordinary performance and performed autonomous navigation to successfully detect mines.

In total, five finalists werw selected at HRATC 2015. This included University of Nebraska, National University of Singapore, University of Texas and Qbotics Labscame second in the list.

Qbotics team named as “Zephyr” ended up securing the second position among these five finalists from all over the world. Team Zephyr comprised of the founder, Lentin Joseph and Kamil Kafoor, a student studying mechanical engineering at College of Engineering, Munnar. The final competition is all set to take place on 26th May during ICRA 2015.

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Kirti Sharma
She is a fun loving girl who's always scouting for innovative startups and fun entrepreneurs to write about. When not writing, you can find her perched in the corner of her room with her laptop running a serial marathon of her favorite sitcoms.

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