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Lucknow youth impresses Srilankans with his PortBOTS

An alumnus of La Martiniere College, Milind has filed a patent for his innovation.PortBOTS - these robots - can monitor temperature and detect the slightest cracks or any damage under the ships standing at port. Milind’s robots are weather-proof and amphibious - they can run on land too.

lucknow Updated: Jun 24, 2017 13:14 IST
Rajeev Mullick
The robots will monitor machines, such as, hoppers, funnels, and loaders.
The robots will monitor machines, such as, hoppers, funnels, and loaders.

A city youth has developed intelligent robots that monitor port activities. Milind Raj, 28, has worked on robots that can swim and plunge below water to monitor a ship’s base and other machines. 

“PortBOTS - these robots - can monitor temperature and detect the slightest cracks or any damage under the ships standing at port,” Milind told HT. He gave a demonstration at a port in Sri Lanka, early this week. 

“I have tested this robot in India and Sri Lanka. The results are good. Sri Lankans have expressed their intent to adopt our indigenous technology,” he said.

Milind’s robots are weather-proof and amphibious - they can run on land too. 

Announcing his achievement, Raj wrote on facebook: Glad to share that my company is the world's first to present cutting-edge innovation and technology solutions for seaports and ships, worldwide. These innovations will affect every industry related to power generation, railways, mass export / import, fuel generation, and more.” 

One the machines employed at seaports is the huge ‘Port Hopper’ -- used to unload containers from ships and load coal / limestone / iron-ore, etc on to trucks and railway wagons. 

The robots will monitor machines, such as, hoppers, funnels, and loaders -- using on-board customised intelligent scanning -- and analyse systems to look for cracks, damages, disorientation of components, and temperature rise. 

An alumnus of La Martiniere College, Milind has filed a patent for his innovation. “This technology will tremendously cut down the cost of machine maintenance, and avoid major accidents and damages. Their intelligent automation will prevent them from colliding with other objects,” he said, adding he was planning to soon launch his project in the market.

“The main reason why I invented this technology is to help out in imports and exports. Millions of tonnes of coal, edible oil, fuels and other materials are transported every day. Any delay can cause losses of energy, manpower and money. My aim is to bring down all avoidable damages and breakdowns,” he said.