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Meet Mumbai’s Shalu, a humanoid robot which speaks 47 languages

Dinesh Patel, who designed this robot named Shalu, says it is India’s first social humanroid robot and it can be even deployed to answer queries of students including Maths. Dinesh Patel is the Computer Science Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya in IIT Powai.

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New Delhi: Inspired by the likes of Bollywood movie ‘Robot’, a computer science teacher in Mumbai has designed a humanoid robot which can speak about 47 languages – 9 Indian and 38 foreign languages.

Dinesh Patel, who designed this robot named Shalu, says it is India’s first social humanroid robot and it can be even deployed to answer queries of students including Maths.

Dinesh Patel is the Computer Science Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya in IIT Powai.

Robot can shake hands, show angry face

Robot Shalu -

Patel told mediapersons that it can perform many human gestures like shaking hands, smile and emotions like anger.

He further told a news agency, “Shalu has been developed using waste materials like plastic, cardboard, wood, aluminium etc. It took three years to develop it and the expenditure was around Rs 50,000.”

“He said this is a prototype and it can recognise someone, memorise things, answer questions related to General Knowledge, Maths, etc. “Shalu can greet people, display emotions, read newspaper, recite recipes and perform many other activities. This can be used as a teacher in schools and as a receptionist in offices too,” Patel added.

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Robot’s ‘human-like’ features as follows:

“Shalu can greet people, display emotions, read newspaper, recite recipes and perform many other activities. This can be used as a teacher in schools and as a receptionist in offices too,” Patel added.

The current robot is made up of plaster of paris but as it achieves success, it could be beautified further in coming days with the help of a mask and then serve as a good blend between office and household chores.

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