India’s Tata Group Developing ‘Dumb’ Brabo Robot Now and Intelligent Robots in Future

Published by , April 17, 2017 11:47 am

(MoneyControl)  Tata Group’s company TAL Manufacturing, a 100 percent subsidiary of Mumbai-based Tata Motors, is working on Brabo, a robot 30-40 percent cheaper than a foreign counterpart, that weighs 68-95 kg with a payload capacity of 2-10 kg. Brabo is used in small foundaries, for machining, by auto comp vendors, for sealant application, packing and end-of-line inspection. At least 25 Brabos are operational in automotive and non-automotive sectors requiring chamfering, testing and validation, assembly and vision-based inspection and a further 30 are installed as samples. TAL though is far from settling down.
“Brabo is a dumb robot. We are working on an intelligent robot, for which we are inducting software engineers who could write programmes for the machine and make it intelligent. So we are finding ways where we can control the robot through a mobile phone which need not be even close to it,” said RS Thakur, Non-executive Chairman, TAL Manufacturing said.