While Millennials and Baby Boomers, as a generation, are still fretting over the future of jobs when AI takes over our lives at an alarming pace, there is another generation that is already making those robots. Unlike most teenagers who hang out at malls, armed with the latest cell phones and gadgets, there are some who are building technology that can change the very face of those malls.
Arjun (age 13), Anish (12), Srivatsan (13) and Varsha (20) are four such robotic enthusiasts who are the brains behind the first food-serving robot named Butler ‘O’ Bistro (BOB) in Bengaluru’s VR mall.
The four youngsters are community members of Kidobotikz or SP Robotics – an edtech startup which provides robotic education to school and college students. The startup provides robotics education (practical experiments with mechanical, electronics, programming and algorithm framing) – a multi-disciplinary engineering platform with enough fun quotient to school students from age 12 to 17 under the brand name called Kidobotikz.
And it’s their association with Kidobotikz over a real-time live project that led these four youngsters to develop India’s first food serving robot BOB – from their homes.
Serving With A Smile And A Bot
So, here’s how BOB looks to replace the ordinary waiter/server in a restaurant.