New Delhi : A management graduate from India has claimed to have developed the first Hindi speaking Indian humanoid robot. He has named his making as ‘Rashmi’ and is calling it the local version of the globally acclaimed human robot ‘Sophia’. Ranjit Srivastava from Ranchi town in Jharkhand province has developed the social humanoid ‘Rashmi’ which can speak Hindi, Bhojpuri and Marathi along with English.
Ranjit has claimed in an interaction with media that his creation is world’s first Hindi speaking realistic humanoid robot and India’s first lip-synching robot. Rashmi uses linguistic interpretation (LI), artificial intelligence (AI), visual data and facial recognition systems.
“Rashmi functions under a specially designed software and linguistic interpretation system developed by me. The LI programme analyses the feeling of the conversation while AI program analyses the conversation to extract the response from the device,” Srivastava told media.
Srivastava is a master of business administration (MBA) and also has expertise in software development of more than 15 years. He has developed the speaking robot in two years at a meager cost of Rs 50,000. “It will take one month more to give it complete shape of a human. Head and body have been developed and they are functioning properly. Process is on to add hands and legs to it,” Srivastava told media.
Srivastava owns Lotus Communication, a based software company in Ranchi. Rashmi has many features besides the lip-syncing. It gives facial, eye, lips, and eyebrow expressions and it can move its neck.