Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:55 am
Mauritius Commercial Bank Group has invested, via MCB Equity Fund, in Partnering Technologies, a French high-tech printing and robotics business run by Ramesh Caussy, the Mauritian inventor of Diya One, the air purifying robot that has made a real impression at the COP 21 in Paris.
Sales of Diya One are scheduled for the first quarter of 2016 and the French ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy has already placed an order.
Diya One is the first neuro-inspired robot that can analyze and purify indoor air. It was a major attraction at the “Solutions COP 21” exhibition. Diya One was showcased at the booths of the Institut National de la Protection Industrielle and that of French multinational ENGIE. Ramesh Caussy also presented his project during the “Breakthrough Night” dedicated to innovation.
Dubbed “the R2-D2 of climate change” by the international media due to its resemblance to the mythical Star Wars robot, Diya One equipped with artificial intelligence. It moves around silently on its own, eliminating particulate and chemical pollution. After analysing the composition of indoor air using integrated sensors, Diya One robot then purifies it with extreme precision. The robot also delivers other functions, such as reducing energy consumption and managing maintenance requests from occupants.
Diya One can work in museums, public buildings, schools and offices. Its abilities have been officially validated by the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment in France and it is currently being supported by the European Union’s SPARC programme dedicated to research and innovation and whose aim is to make Europe the global leader in robotics by 2020.