Smartworks’ Smart Mitri now in Bengaluru

Al enabled she-robot to help in visitor system and counselling

Smartworks, a workspaces provider, launched its flagship facility in Bengaluru. Spread over 3 lakh sq ft, with 6,000 seats, this is the firm’s largest centre located in Global Technology Park (GTP), Bellandur. One of the key highlights of the centre is the introduction of ‘Smart Mitri’, the world’s first AI enabled she-robot.

The robot will be Smart-works’ in-house productivity mascot and will handle the overall office management ranging from the visitor system to being a counsellor eventually. This is the first time in the world that a co-working firm is introducing robotic technology to the management eco-system.

Smartworks has a footprint of more than 2 million sq ft across 20 locations in nine cities catering to more than 500 organisations across large enterprises, SMEs and startups.

Neetish Sarda, founder, Smartworks said, “Smart-works is tapping the vast potential of India’s tech capital by building a futuristic office experience in Bengaluru. Unlike other agile workplaces, Smartworks offers its clients a cost advantage of up to 30 – 40 per cent through technology intervention that keeps operating costs low. Our key focus remains on providing spaces that are modern, technology-rich, productive, collaborative, safe and promote well-being so that employees feel taken care of. We have plans to increase our presence in Bengaluru by ten-fold.

Balaji Viswanathan, CEO of Invento Robotics, a Bengaluru based startup and the brainchild behind Smart Mitri said, “It’s a great day for us today, to see our invention come to life! We would like to congratulate Smartworks on their vision to transform robot fantasy and fiction into robot reality with Smart Mitri as their visitor concierge. Smart-works is bringing this reality to life by expanding the possibilities for innovation.

“Productivity and employee engagement are big focus areas for every employer today. In the knowledge era, the traditional approach to employee engagement and productivity needs to be turned on its head. Invento in partnership with Smartworks is finding new ways to enhance these interventions. The Mitra AI robots are a key element to making this a reality!” he added.