Cobots light up the pitch with Cheerleaders at VIVO IPL 2018
As the cricket fever is spreading across the country, VIVO IPL 2018 is taking the game and excitement to the next level by introducing ‘COBOTS’ (Collaborative Robots) to cheer Team RCB. These Cobots, manufactured by Universal Robots, are engineered and programmed by MAC Machine Tools and Automation, a 27-year-old Bangalore based firm.
Being synonymous with technological advancements and innovations, Bangalore has yet again proved that it is leading the technology space by integrating Robots and Entertainment seamlessly proving to the world that nothing is impossible.
Mr. Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia, said “Cricket being a rage in the country, we are delighted to see our cobot participating in IPL 2018. It was a path breaking opportunity for us to explore an unconventional field. This new generation of lightweight robotic arms / cobots are now moving to sectors beyond the automotive and it’s a terrific experience to see them showing up some pretty unusual applications.”
“Since the year 2008, IPL has only gotten Bigger, Better and Exciting. This year we are excited to be a part of VIVO IPL by introducing our robotic solutions into the cricket league. Our company is offering cheer-leading and bar-tending application to team RCB in partnership with Universal Robots, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of Collaborative Robots.”, said Mr. J Nagarajan, Managing Director – MAC Machine Tools and Automation.
Amidst high-tech entertainment, madness, support and joy of fans, team RCB witnessed a cobot cheering for them, which was an amazing experience for them and as well as for crowd. These ‘Cobots’ were introduced for the first time in IPL on 13th April 2018 where RCB took on KXIP at Chinnaswamy Stadium. The crowds were dazzled to get a glimpse of these Cobots dancing and entertaining them with their best moves.