Top Robotics Companies in India
The establishment of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR) in 1986 in Bangalore marked the beginning of the robotics era in India; since then the robotics industry has never looked back. Although India, in comparison to the developed nations, is lagging behind in the stride, robotics has succeeded in carving out a niche in the economy of the country. In fact, it has surfaced as one of India’s most promising and fastest-growing technologies of all time. It has taken nearly all the labor-intensive industries by storm by offering easy and speedy industrial solutions to monotonous or difficult tasks. India, today, has a booming robotics industry, the rein of which is in the hands of a few of the leading robotics companies.
Here is a list of some of the top robotics companies in India that have succeeded in making a difference.
Invento Robotics was founded by Balaji Viswanathan in 2016. It specializes in developing humanoid robots for customer interaction. Recently Invento made the headlines because of its latest creation—a 5-feet-tall humanoid robot that has been named ‘Mitra’. With a host of special features like face detection, voice recognition, contextual support and autonomous navigation, Mitra is quite a beaut.
FANUC INDIA Private Limited, a subsidiary of the FANUC CORPORATION, was established in 1992 with its headquarters in Bangalore. Fanuc is the global leader in Factory Automation Technology. From single machines to setting up entire production lines, Fanuc has a diverse spectrum of production. FANUC India offers highly reliable and user friendly state-of-the-art CNC Packages with digital servo technology. It is the largest manufacturer of industrial robots in the country, with over 4700 installations per year. FANUC Robots are known for their reliability and performance.
GreyOrange is a multinational company that designs and manufactures advanced robotics systems to address operational inefficiencies in warehouses.
Originally a two-man venture—Samay Kohli and Akash Gupta—GreyOrange is now considered as one of the top robotics companies in India, with offices in India, Hong Kong, UAE, Germany and Japan. Its key clientele include major e-commerce players, such as Flipkart, PepperFry, Jabong, Myntra, etc, and logistics companies, such as Kerry Logistics, Aramex, DTDC, Delhivery, etc. A few of the many products that it has developed are GreyOrange Butler, Butler PickPal, Flexo, Linear Sorter, Cross-belt sorter, and Pick-put-to-light.
ASIMOV Robotics Pvt Ltd is known for its product solutions in areas such as robotic simulation and control; machine vision; virtual reality; and navigation. Its wide range of products include Cool Arm Manipulators, X-Terra Mobile Robots, APSRA Service Robots, Lamarck Humanoid Robots, Dexter Finger Gripper and so on. With products like Cranio Blot and Black I Robotics Landshark under its belt, it has also contributed to the medical and defense sectors, respectively.
Founded by the young and passionate innovator Mr. Pulkit Gaur in August 2007, Gridbots mostly works in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Vision domains of Robotics. Gridbots today is a 30-membered team, with its headquarters in Ahmedabad. It is associated with extremely important clientele like Ministry of Home Affairs (New Delhi), National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad), Indian Navy, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, ONGC, TATA Power, ISRO, PRL, Gujarat Police and so on. Its contributions to underwater robotics, power plants, nuclear robotics, space robotics and defence are extremely important. Besides these, Gridbots also offers solutions in painting, welding, sorting, injection molding, packing, inspection, barcodes and so on.
Kuka is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots, with core competencies in the development of robots, controllers and software. It is a subsidiary of the KUKA Robot Group. Kuka offers industrial robots with a wide range of versions and payload capacities; it also produces robot peripheral equipment, production machines and mobility units.
PARI is one of the largest automation companies of the world, with over 970+ employees and 8 facilities worldwide. It was founded in 1991, with its headquarters in Satara, Maharashtra. Since its foundation, PARI has deployed over 1,500 automated systems worldwide. It has been the undisputed provider of global turnkey installations for more than 25 years, across four continents and in more than 25 countries. Lower operating costs and a faster return on investment make PARI’s range of products quite popular.
Systemantics robotics is an industrial robot maker based on Bangalore, India. It develops ‘Sensible Robotics’ that simplifies user experience through its patented, innovative design. Sensible Robotics is an approach to design and manufacture industrial robotic arms to overcome key adoption barriers for shopfloor. One of its products is Asystr 600, which is a six-axis industrial robot capable of the fastest return on investment in the industry. It can handle CNS machine tending, handling operations, inspection, dispensing, palletizing and so on.
According to TiE Silicon Valley’s evaluation of Technology Startups in 2017, Sastra Robotics ranks among the top 50 robotics companies in the world. Its headquarters are located in Cochin, India. Sastra Robotics is into building robotic manipulators that can mimic human actions. One of Sastra’s products is automated HMI (human–machine interface) testing platforms bearing advanced touchscreens with voice commands and hand gesture feedback testing to handle HMI. Sastra also developed the fastest touchscreen testing robotic arm ‘SR-SCARA-Pro’.
Hi-Tech Robotic Systems is a bootstrapped robotics company in India founded in 2004, with headquarter in Gurgaon, India. The company develops products keeping in mind the next generation of mobility. It has built the first autonomous, driverless shuttle of India— Novus-Drive. Hi-Tech Robotic Systems has also contributed to the industrial and warehouse systems by creating a range of products like Novus Carry, an autonomous material mover; Novus Jack/Stacker, an autonomous material handling equipment; and Novus Omnistore, a dynamic storage and retrieval system.
Integration of Robotics in the ‘Make in India’ program has turned out to be a huge success. Startup robotics companies have taken India to a new height of development. Now, the industry can offer a plenty of high-level job roles in robotics. The only thing left for us is to get ready for embracing the future.