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A new robot, Borewell Robot, developed to rescue kids who fall into borewells

A new robot called Borewell Robot was developed by M.Manigandan to rescue kids who fall into borewells.

Apr 17, 2014 18:09 IST
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A new robot called Borewell Robot was developed by M.Manigandan to rescue kids who fall into borewells. M.Manigandan is a Madurai-based social worker.

The indigenously developed robot proved its mettle on 14 April 2014 when it successfully saved a life of a three year old boy. The boy fell into a borewell in a village in Tirunelveli (Southern Tamil Nadu).

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Features of Robot

  • Two feet high
  • 5 kg weight
  • Detachable arms
  • An iron framework
  • Ability to carry weight upto 50 Kgs
  • A high resolution camera to take pictures in pitch dark conditions
  • Pictures viewable on a computer
  • A hook on its top to enable its suspension through a rope into borewells

M. Manigandan, an ITI educated fitter is working as a faculty in a college which provides vocational training to rural people.

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