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This robot out-putts Tiger Woods

Precision Automation and Robotics India (PARI) is inviting visitors to take the "golf challenge" against their Golfing Robot, reports Gaurav Choudhury.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2008 20:30 IST
Gaurav Choudhury
Gaurav Choudhury
Hindustan Times

This one would surely make Tiger Woods stand up. Precision Automation and Robotics India (PARI) are inviting visitors to take the "golf challenge" against their Golfing Robot. This robot plays golf with an accuracy of up to 97 per cent.

The first Robo Expo 2008 held concurrently with the ongoing Auto Expo has put on display a range of robots capable of doing a range of tasks from playing golf to performing more complex engineering tasks.

Hi Tech Robotic Systemz Ltd has launched an indigenously developed humanoid called NEEL. "NEEL is capable of doing obstacle avoidance through stereovision and also recognizing human faces. It can also interact with humans through speech", said Deep Kapuria, Managing Director, Hi Tech Robotics. The company has also launched the Advance Driver Assistive System (ADAS), which would help enhance road safety, Intellicart for material handling which integrates patented VBL technology and Robotic Vision, which is a vision sensor that can be integrated into any robotic arm for quality inspection of manufacturing components.

ABB Ltd Robotics Division has unveiled two systems at the Expo. "These include 'Flex Arc', a modular manufacturing welding cell and a small painter called IRB 52 to cater to general industry such as plastic component manufacturers," said Anil Chaudhry, Assistant Vice President and Head, Sales Robot Automation, ABB.