Back in 2015, an incident took place in Kerala where a 32 year old man had to cost his life to save two manual scavengers from a pit. Thus, partnering with the Kerala Government, Vimal Govind MK, Arun George, Nikhil NP, and Rashid Bin Abdulla Khan popped up with a solution to initiate a startup called Genrobotics. Called as the Bandicoot, the device that the four engineers from MES College in Calicut, Kerala, developed a 50-kg, spider-shaped, pneumatic-powered, remote-controlled robot which can be fluctuated down to a manhole from where it is required to scale its limbs in all directions to clear up the sewage.
The robotic arm or the device that is used in a complete 360-degree movement is needed to sweep the manhole floor and gather the filth which could stop the end-practice of manual scavenging in India, whereby, lowering the risk rate of human life.
Thus the startup offers the reduction of threat to human life while manual scavenging and also provides a bettered development of the society of India with the innovation of new technologies to be encountered in the coming era.
Furthermore, the startup Founded by IIT-Madras alumnus Ashfaq Ashraf and his friends, Anas Dalinatakam and Arshad KA, from Bengaluru was initiated as Kochi’s Bagmo Technologies,that stretches its area as a device that monitors the temperature of blood bags, aiming to reduce wastage and enhance logistics. This startup has now extended to Kochi.
Bagmo Technologies is not only known to be the self sustaining startup for development in rural or smaller cities, there are yet known and developing startups in the sector that are emerging for the sake of development in the smaller areas. Not just attracted by billions of dollars in funding and top talent, these startups step on the ladder of smaller cities and initiate to look after the development and the people of smaller areas.