MANAV, which the developers say is India’s first 3D printed humanoid robot, was launched at IIT Mumbai TechFest recently. Built by the A-SET Training & Research Institute in New Delhi, the first humanoid robot made its debut at the IIT Bombay campus this past weekend.
This was no small event, featuring speakers like Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ programming language, and Dr. Vint Cerf, better known as the co-founder of the Internet.
A-SET is an academy dedicated to training students in the assembling and repair of electronics and computer devices and instruments. Students at the school take on disciplines and devices such as monitors, DMP printers, color printers, laser printers, motherboards, routers, switches, and, in this case, robotics.
The director of the institute, Uday Kumar Vaish, has worked with prominent institutions such as the Human Resources Development Department of the Central Government, Directorate General of Resettlement, and the Indian Ministry of Defence. A-SET say in designing their curriculum, they seek to make it practically-oriented and cost effective, and from their work on MANAV, that seems to have paid dividends. … (read more)