KV teacher develops humanoid 'Shalu', which speaks 47 languages

Kendriya Vidyalaya's computer science teacher Dinesh Patel developed a prototype of an indigenous robot that can speak 47 languages including 9 Indian languages.

Dinesh Patel, the resident of Rajmalpur village of Jaunpur district, Uttar Pradesh is a computer science teacher at KV at IIT Bombay. He was inspired by the Bollywood movie 'Robot' and decided to develop a robot that can not only speak but also works like human beings.

Dinesh used waste materials such as plastic, cardboard, aluminum, etc. to develop an advanced Social Humanoid Robot with an expenditure of around Rs 50,000. This robot functions like Robot Sophia which was developed by Hong kong-based robotics company Hanson Robotics.

After 3 years of dedication, Dinesh was able to make the first-ever multi-talent and multilingual robot that speaks 47 languages. It has become the world's first humanoid robot that can speak 38 foreign languages and 9 Indian languages.

Speaking to the media Dinesh said that this prototype robot not only talks, it also helps the student to answers the question of Physics, Maths, Chemistry, GK, History, etc. It also memorizes things and recognizes people. " Shalu can greet people, display emotions, read newspapers, recite recipes, and perform many other activities. This can be used as a teacher in a school and as a receptionist in the office too," he added.

He also said that as of now he used plaster of Paris to create the robot but according to the future's necessity, it can be beautified with the help of a mask.

After this innovative development, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of IIT Bombay, Supratik Chakravarty appreciated his invention and penned a letter"it is really great development. Such a robot can be used in the field of education, entertainment, and several other fields too. Shalu can be an inspiration for the next generation of scientists."

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