PNT Robotics and Automation: Re-defining the Future with Emerging Technologies

Pratik Tirodkar | CEO and Founder | Robotics & Automation Solutions
Pratik Tirodkar | CEO and Founder | Robotics & Automation Solutions

In today’s modern industries, robots are deployed to execute repetitive tasks. The robots’ overall task performance hinges on the accuracy of their controllers to track predefined motions.

The ability of robots to handle unconstructed, complex environments, such as the flexible grasping of previously unknown objects or the assembly of new components, is minimal.

Endowing machines with greater levels of intelligence to acquire skills autonomously and to generalize unseen situations is a game-changer for the modern industrial sector.

What does this all mean for the future?

AI-enhanced robotics is considered a prerequisite for flexible manufacturing and lot-size-one-production. When pre-programming is unnecessary for every robot motion, robots will become economically viable for rapidly changing product configurations.

As robotics and Automation enable operations efficiency, there is an immense thrust in almost all the leading niches to implement these futuristic solutions.

PNT Robotics and Automation Solutions, a leading company in this niche, make human lives easier with robotics and AI. With greater productivity, increased efficiency, improved safety, remote access, increased quality, and flexibility, the company is fulfilling the increasing demands of industries with its reliable services.

In an interview with Insights Success, Pratik Tirodkar, CEO and Founder, highlights the journey of PNT, its USPs, and his opinions on the future of the company.

Pratik, please enlighten our readers about your company, its USPs, and how it is currently positioned as a leading brand in the industry.

PNT Robotics and Automation Solutions LLP commenced in 2020.

PNT is a sister branch of Build My Project operational in 2016. PNT Deals mainly with Automation and Robotics projects based on new technologies.

Our start-up was born in the year 2020 when COVID-19 was at its peak—with the idea of helping our frontline warriors. Ward boys, nurses are the frontline corona warriors in our society who treated COVID-19 patients for the most prolonged duration.

With a noble thought of helping these warriors, we, ‘PNT Solutions,’ came out with the idea of developing a robot that would dispense food, water, and medicines to COVID-19 patients in their wards without the necessity of the physical presence of nurses and other caregivers.

Still, the problem was not yet solved because there was a lack of automation and robotics solutions in India. Hence, we started working on our AI-based, fully automated Humanoid Controlled Robot, which can be deployed in various industries, specifically where interaction and engagement with people is essential.

When AI started to kick off, we started fusing it with robots, and that’s where ADO came into existence.

ADO – Artificially Intelligent Advertisement Humanoid Robot.

This is an AI-based, fully automated humanoid Robot with human-like emotions and gestures. This Robot can market products, give presentations, Auto navigation to destinations by avoiding obstacles and guiding people at the airports or any other area, and act as a kiosk.

It detects human faces and can memorize people, display ads, and generate proper analytics of the ads displayed using AI algorithms. We can use this Robot where interaction and engagement with people is quintessential.

Our start-up focuses on the present and future problems, attempting to address them through robots and Automation.

It primarily tackles the problem by decreasing the workforce and maintaining the human touch by creating and manufacturing humanoid robots for socializing and marketing while considering COVID-19.

This can be deployed to other businesses such as hospitals, airports, hotels, and restaurants. It can be used for various purposes, including mask checking, social distancing, facial recognition, edutainment, delivery purpose, receptionist, and caretaker to decrease coronavirus infection risk during and after the pandemic.

This Robot can impress your guests and deliver a positive and innovative first image with up-to-date skilled, quality, and effective communication, with efficient and accurate information.

  • Welcome and engage people in a unique emotional way to make a memorable first impression and satisfy visitors.
  • Delivers information in a more compelling way to Improve service quality to satisfy users.
  • Provides reception services and integrated solutions by developing a productive relationship with visitors.
  • Shorten the registration process for the visitor to reduce waiting time and frustrations.
  • Minimize visitors waiting time and frustrations by shortening the registration process.
  • Optimize the waiting time by providing promoting value information and services.
  • Improve the quality of real-time interactions.
  • Understand and remember people’s preferences, interests, and perceptions to increase footfall to your physical places.

It gives all your customer analytics and guarantees the quality and consistency to provide services under any conditions across all locations while ensuring low-cost operatives.

What other products/solutions does your company offer, and how are these impacting the industry and your clients?

At PNT Robotics and Automation Solutions, we have autonomous and manual-controlled robots which help people in day-to-day life activities.

This Robot can be purchased and rented as per our customers’ requirements. During the pandemic, we sold ‘Coro-Bots,’ the robots used in hospitals of Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation and Thane Municipal Corporation for non-contact delivery of medicines, food, water, and other essentials for the patients.

We also provide tech services where we built Internet-controlled robots for other companies concerning app-based industrial process control and monitoring systems like AI-powered apps and vision systems.

We also provide training services based on our technologies to build our products, including Robotics, the Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and AI.

Being an experienced leader, share your opinion on the impact of the adoption of modern technologies such as AI, big data, and machine learning on the industry you are catering to, and what more could be expected in the future?

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have realized that India is moving towards Robotics and Automation. In many industries lot of work has been made easy by deploying AI, ML, and ROBOTICS applications.

In each sector, robotic applications can be deployed

Even we are planning to launch intelligent Robots in the following domains to cater to the need for Automation.

  • Any brand who wants to market themselves
  • Event Organizing Companies
  • Malls
  • Airports
  • Hotels
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Real Estate
  • Hospitals
  • Museum’s
  • Children’s Play Areas
  • Personal Use
  • Corporate Offices
  • Theatres
  • 25 lakhs market
  • The market for humanoid Robot by 2025 is 9.2 billion

These are the domains where AI, Ml, Robotics, and Data Science play a significant role.

Considering the current pandemic, what challenges did you face and how did you drive your company to sustain operations while ensuring the safety of your employees at the same time?

We were not prepared for any situation like this, but as said, “Every difficulty has a solution, we have never thought we would make such a smart robot during COVID due to shortage of electronics part, material, but we never lose hope and have successfully built 15 Robots with our team efforts.” – Pratik Tirodkar, CEO and Founder, PNT.

To make it happen, we have arranged all the facilities at our office. (Accommodation for our on-field staff, food).

What is your advice for the budding entrepreneurs who aspire to venture into the consultancy space?

Stay focused, rather than focusing on your strengths, work on your product’s weaknesses and think of solving a bigger problem,

In India, it’s the right time for entrepreneurship, find your niche, and go in that direction.

How do you envision scaling your company’s operations and offerings in 2022 and beyond?

Make more industrial contacts and by raising investments. We have raised investment from Mr Piyush Bansal, Founder of Lenskart, and we also got featured on Shark Tank India.

By collaborating with partners like Mr Piyush, who’s also into technology, we want to bring the Robotics revolution to India

About the Leader

Mr Pratik Nandan Tirodkar, CEO and Founder, PNT ROBOTICS and BUILD MY PROJECT

It began with inter-college Robotics Training organised by Mr Pratik in his college Government Polytechnic Mumbai.

He then got to know his main area of interest is Robotics and Automation. He followed his passion and started selling final year engineering projects; he realised it needed to have one website; while completing his education, he started his firm called Build My Project.

He has completed his diploma and got admission for B.E. in Bharti Vidyapeeth college of engineering, Kharghar.

He then started working as a freelancer to fund his education. As he was working on different technologies and provided workshops in different colleges and corporate clients, he has gained tremendous knowledge on the latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, etc.

In 2019 he had completed his degree and started working full time on his venture. Meanwhile, he has got many offers from good companies like L&T, Emerson. However, he decided to follow his dream and make his venture successful.

In 2019 when there was a COVID wave in INDIA, he contributed by helping frontline warriors minimise contact with COVID-19 patients; he deployed a Coro-Bot that used to serve COVID-19 patients by delivering foods medicines and entertaining them.

After successfully deploying these Robots in TMC and KDMC, he started his ROBOTICS firm PNT ROBOTICS, a company that manufactures Industrial Robots and provides automation solutions.

With all the knowledge gained in 2021, we have launched a fully autonomous robot made in India and got its first investment from Shark Tank India.

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