As a child, I remember watching the Jetsons, a cartoon show for kids that showed futuristic home with robotics and connected appliance in space. Thanks to the Internet-of-Things-fueled innovation of companies like Smartron, our homes may soon get closer to what the Jetsons had. Their flagship tool is an Artificial Intelligence powered IoT platform, tronX. Smartron is also developing a voice-powered virtual assistant that understand Indian-accent English plus other regional languages.
In their Hyderabad HQ, Smartron has showcased a few 'homely' applications of tronX: a facial recognition feature unlocks the door; a sensor gauges the level inside your cooking gas cylinder Says Smartron founder Mahesh Lingareddy: “tronX is an intelligent platform that is customized for India. It works with all major OS like Android or Windows and soon with Qualcomm's WiFi SON or Self Organising Network."
Already tronX tells the time, predicts the weather, and controls half a dozen IoT devices. Once there is a critical mass of such apps, tronX will be ready to move into your home and talk to you.