Tripura dynamic duo develop robot for Covid-19 frontline workers
By migrator | Sun, 14 Jun 2020
AGARTALA | JUNE 14, 2020:
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted normal life for almost half a year now, stories that reignite compassion and faith in humanity continue to crop up from time to time. One such inspiring story comes from Dharmanagar near Agartala where two B.Tech professionals Debasish Dhar and Abhishek Dhar successfully developed a robot which they named the 'CoCoBot (Corona Combat Bot) to help reduce the possibility of contamination for frontline workers in Covid-19 hospitals.
Both Debasish and Abhishek, who also happen to be cousins, completed their B.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhuwaneshwar and were working at Wipro and HR Johnson.
The duo also founded a Dharmanagar-based start-up centering primarily on IT products called iLogitron Technologies. Earlier this year, both Debasish and Abhishek had come back to Tripura and were stuck at Dharmanagar due to the nationwide lockdown. However, the duo decided to utilize their free time by developing something for frontline workers.
While speaking to The Northeast Today (TNT) Debasish spoke about the inspiration, intention and vision which they had while developing the robot.