Milagrow names household robot after Saina Nehwal, to contribute to academy

In a unique move, Milagrow HumanTech, which is more well known for its tablets, today dedicated its new human cleaning robot model to Saina Nehwal and promised to give a share of its sales from the model to the badminton star.

Milagrow launched its range of household robots in January this year.

The most popular is the round RedHawk Robotic vacuum cleaner, priced at about Rs 19,000. It will start cleaning the house at the pre-scheduled time, once it’s done cleaning or is low on battery, it will return by itself to the docking station to recharge. The Redhawk follows the infrared signal emitted by the docking station and docks itself to the charger.

This robot automatically detects obstacles. When RedHawk knocks into something, it performs the sequential actions of backing up, rotating and moving forward until it finds a clear path.

The device can also detect the edges of stairs and beds to avoid falling off. It uses a cliff sensor which constantly sends out infrared signals, if these infrared signals do not bounce back to the Power Vac, it instantly stops and chooses a different cleaning path.

This Robotic Vacuum Cleaner can also kill germs, viruses and bacteria using a UV bulb.

Milagrow will also honor Saina Nehwal by giving five per cent of the sales proceeds from the special edition product to the medal winner.

“We are very proud that Saina Nehwal won the Olympic medal for India. She is the cause of national cheer and pride. Her story must inspire millions,” Rajeev Karwal, CEO of Milagrow said.

One percent of the sales proceeds from the Robot dedicated to Saina will go to Saina’s coach and former badminton star Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy.

“We decided on launching the special edition products before the Olympics started, for all the medal winners and once they were back we met them to finalise the details of the special edition launches. You will hear the launches in the names of other winners soon. We are not looking for any endorsement from them but honoring them,” Karwal said.