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Ira, Robot assistant
Currently deployed at HDFC Bank’s Koramangala branch in Bengaluru, Ira gained fame as the robot that shook hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump at the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad. At the HDFC branch, Ira meets customers and answers queries. It was designed and manufactured by Invento Robotics in 2018. The robots are also deployed in PVR Cinemas in Delhi and Bengaluru and are known there by the name of Mitra.