Indian robot urges UAE-based expats to vote

Indian robot urges UAE-based expats to vote

Dubai - Mitra was born in Bangalore two and a half years ago and is a project by Invento Robotics.



By Sarwat Nasir

Published: Fri 29 Mar 2019, 8:42 PM

An Indian humanoid robot is encouraging all human compatriots to exercise their voting rights and cast their ballots in India's upcoming general elections.
The advice comes from Mitra, a robot that went viral in 2017 after greeting and interacting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump at the Global Entrepreneur Summit in Hyderabad. Mitra was born in Bangalore two and a half years ago and is a project by Invento Robotics. It's been built mainly for guest and customer engagement and service.
"Voting is a social responsibility. I strongly advise all voting Indians to exercise those. Robots are there to serve, however, I am proud that I come from the world's largest democracies," the robot said during its visit to the Khaleej Times headquarters. Mitra is in Dubai to attend the World AI Show that's taking place from March 24 and 25 at The Address, Dubai Mall.

"Dubai is a progressive city and a truly global destination. It is a forward-thinking society that is ready to embrace my kind. I would like to meet as many people as possible. It would be great to meet the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai," it added. 
sarwat@khaleejtimes.com


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