India’s version of humanoid robot Sophia to speak Bhojpuri, Marathi


A 38-years old Man, Ranjit Srivastava claims to have developed a Robot which is equivalent to ‘Sophia’, which is one of the globally acclaimed humanoid robot developed by a company which is based out of Hong Kong. The person names it as Rashmi’ and other than English it can speak in three local Indian languages which includes the Marathi, Hindi, and Bhojpuri.

Srivastava, who lives in Ranchi, which is the state capital of Jharkhand in northeast India, has used the technology of linguistic interpretation (LI), artificial intelligence (AI), visual data and facial recognition systems to develop ‘Rashmi’, which is the humanoid robot and perhaps the replicate of ‘Sophia’.

Rashmi has been functional with latest designed software and linguistic interpretation system developed by the person. “with the LI programme analyses the feeling of the conversation while AI program analyses the conversation to extract the response from the device,” Srivastava told in a report.

He claims to have developed this world’s first Hindi speaking robot in two years at a cost of just Rs 48000.

Srivastava, who is an MBA, has more than 15 years of experience in the field of software development. There is also a report that Srivastav has developed an e-Nibandhan portal for registration department, which received Scotch award, e-library for information and public relation department, tourism portal for tourism department, which won national tourism award.

“It will take another month to give it the complete shape of a human. The head and body have been developed and they are functioning properly. The process is on to add hands and legs to it,”

Apart from that there are many other local robots which were developed by the Indians like intelligent robot called Mitra, who greeted US President’s daughter Ivanka Trump, on the occasion of Entrepreneurship Summit held in Hyderabad last year.


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