Cobots light up the pitch with Cheerleaders at VIVO IPL 2018

New Delhi, April 18, 2018: As the cricket fever is spreading across the country, VIVO IPL 2018 is taking the game and excitement to the next level by introducing ‘COBOTS’ (Collaborative Robots) to cheer Team RCB. These Cobots, manufactured by Universal Robots, are engineered and programmed by MAC Machine Tools and Automation, a 27-year-old Bangalore based firm.

Beingsynonymous with technological advancements and innovations, Bangalore has yetagain proved that it is leading the technology space by integrating Robots andEntertainment seamlessly proving to the world that nothing is impossible. 

Mr.Pradeep David, General Manager, Universal Robots – South Asia, said “Cricketbeing a rage in the country, we are delighted to see our cobot participating inIPL 2018. It was a path breaking opportunity for us to explore anunconventional field. This new generation of lightweight robotic arms / cobotsare now moving to sectors beyond the automotive and it’s a terrific experienceto see them showing up some pretty unusual applications.” 

“Sincethe year 2008, IPL has only gotten Bigger, Better and Exciting. This year weare excited to be a part of VIVO IPL by introducing our robotic solutions intothe cricket league. Our company is offering cheer-leading and bar-tendingapplication to team RCB in partnership with Universal Robots, the world’slargest manufacturer and supplier of Collaborative Robots.”, said Mr. JNagarajan, Managing Director – MAC Machine Tools and Automation. 

Amidsthigh-tech entertainment, madness, support and joy of fans, team RCB witnessed acobot cheering for them, which was an amazing experience for them and as wellas for crowd. These ‘Cobots’ were introduced for the first time in IPL on 13th April2018 where RCB took on KXIP at Chinnaswamy Stadium. The crowds were dazzled toget a glimpse of these Cobots dancing and entertaining them with their bestmoves.


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