THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sastra Robotics India, a Kochi-based startup, has received the TiE50 Award for the most enterprising technology startups in the world at a function held at Silicon Valley in California, US.
The company makes industrial robotic manipulators and smart robots for big companies such as Robert Bosch and HCL. According to Aronin P, CEO, Sastra Robotics India, top companies, including Mahindra and Mahindra, TCS, TATA ELXSI, Qualcomm and Honeywell are also among Sastra’s clients.
“We have the patent pending for a touch screen robotic arm,” he said.
Sastra has a 17-member team, including three co-founders. Achu Wilson is the chief technology officer (CTO) and Akhil A is the chief operating officer (COO), while Raveendranath Kamath of Next Education India is the chief financial officer (CFO).
Amitava Roy, former COO, Tech Mahindra, is an angel investor and Sastra’s chief mentor and strategic adviser.
Founded in 2009, the core team has been involved in the development of significant robotic products and solutions. The startup has won several awards, including the one for the six most promising startups from the state and entrepreneur of the year 2016, from TiE Kerala. A year earlier, Sastra had been included in the Kerala Finance Corporation(KFC) list of successful entrepreneurs.