Indian lanes might soon have a robot guarding them. Telangana-based H-Bots Robotics Pvt. Ltd. is currently in the process of making a "police robot". This means, after a food serving robot and a Mall robot, India is now getting a police robot.

The design of the police robot, which be able to walk, recognise people, take complaints and even diffuse bombs if a such a situation arises, was unveiled recently by Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana IT Secretary in a programme held in the city. Once the robot is completed, it will be deployed at the city's Jubilee Hills check post.

The Telangana police robot will be second such robot after Dubai. The robot deployed in Dubai was made in France. But, the one being made for Telangana's Jubilee Hills is a fully Indian made humanoid robot. Further, the Dubai robot moves only wheels, unlike the Telangana police robot.

The prototype is scheduled to be ready by September this year. After which, the H-Bots Robotics team will test it out for two months. Once the tests are okayed, the robot will make its way to Jubilee Hills check post on December 31st.

According to a statement given by Kisshhan, founder of H-Bots Robotics to PTI, the Telangana-based company is planning on producing 10 such private police robots, which can then be deployed as private security guards in offices, hotels and hospitals. The robots will be available at a price of Rs 3 lakh each.

According to Jayesh Ranjan, the state government is currently in the midst of making its own Internet of things and robotics will be an important part of it. Speaking at the design unveiling programme, Ranjan said, "While we have already come out with policies on eight allied sectors, which include startups, animation industry, cyber security etc and others, we will announce IoT Policy of Telangana State in next three to four months. The policy draft is in final stages."

T-Works, which has been modelled on the same lines as the famous T-Hub, a prototyping centre for hardware, electronics, semiconductors startups will be very soon live in one of Telangana's major IT suburb, Gachibowli.

To recall, we recently carried an article about a study which had churned out that there is a 50% chance that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will surpass human intelligence in all areas within a period of about 45 years (Read Here), and the police robot seems to be another step in that direction.

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