Jay Robotix, an ed-tech startup, which aims to provide low-cost robotic solutions to MSMEs, along with providing robotic training kits to students, has roped in $250K worth seed round, from Cross Border Angels (CBA) and Thakral Group. This also marks CBA’s first investment into India.
The startup has further confirmed that it is looking to raise a Series A round soon.
Founded in 2010 by Sudhir Reddy with a mission of providing innovative, robust & cost effective robotic solutions to its customers, Jay Robotix has developed a solidly wide range of robotic products, ranging from training kits for school students to defense simulation equipments.
However, company has more of its focus directed towards training school students upto Grade 12. It claims to have trained over 15,000 students in India, offering practical lessons in science, technology, engineering and maths through activities on Robox, its educational robotic kit.
What we found interesting, was Jay Robotix’s offering for the defense sector. For example, teh startup offers an Anti-Take mine simulator. This simulator is aimed at resolving dangers involved in practical training to soldiers in laying mine field. This simulator gives the soldier a firsthand real time environment experience when working with the mine. The real mine bar is laden with explosive material and when the fuse is installed, any weight more than 120kgs on the mine will set off an explosion.
Another such equipment, is the Rifle Simulator. As the name suggests, this simulator is used to train soldiers for real-life rifle usage scenarios, providing a completely practical, and immersive experience.
Jay Robotix developed a plug and play attachment for various rifles such as INSAS RIFLE, INSAS LMG, GRENADE LAUNCHER, ROCKET LAUNCHER and SNIPER. The simulator version gives inputs when a magazine is inserted, when the safety switch is positioned in rapid fire mode or burst mode. When the weapon is cocked a signal is transmitted and finally a signal is transmitted when the trigger is pressed.
The startup recently moved its headquarters to Singapore to leverage the opportunities from South Asian market. It is now planning to expand its services to other regions and countries, including North America and Japan.
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