14-year-old Darsh Patel has developed a programme that controls the electronic appliances in his room on voice command. The robotics enthusiast found his inspiration in Jarvis from the Iron Man series. “I wanted to have my own Jarvis. The whole idea of controlling everything around me without even raising a hand, using just my voice is beyond fascinating,” he says. “Apart from controlling the lights, fan and air-conditioner in the room, Jasper (the programme) can turn on and turn off music on my voice command, and even read out the daily news.”
He claims that Jasper can be controlled from anywhere in the world and has also developed an Android app version of Jasper that controls the electronics in what he calls his ‘smart room’.
Patel had previously developed Rubik’s Cube Solver Robot and a printer from parts of Lego. “I want to develop robots that can help us make our daily lives easier.”