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India’s version of humanoid robot Sophia to speak Bhojpuri, Marathi

Aug 03, 2018 16:38 IST
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Ranjit Srivastava, 38, has developed the Indian version of ‘Sophia’, the social humanoid robot developed by a Hong Kong-based company. Ranjit’s version is called Rashmi, who can speak Hindi, Bhojpuri and Marathi along with English.

India’s first lip-synching robot Rashmi uses linguistic interpretation, artificial intelligence, visual data and facial recognition systems. Ranjit plans to start selling the speaking robot in about two years, for about Rs 50,000. “It will take one more month to give it complete shape of a human. The head and body have been developed and they are functioning properly. Process is on to add hands and legs to it,” says Srivastava.