A rescued dog got a new life after Milind Raj, hailing from Lucknow, built a robot to look after him.  Also known as “Drone Man” of India, Raj rescued the disabled dog amid lockdown induced in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. Reportedly, the dog had gone deaf and blind after it was brutally attacked by people. Hence, he was in trauma and didn’t let any human come close including his rescuer Raj.

It was then when robot enthusiast Raj decided to take the help of the technology to look after the dog during his absence.  “I found this dog during the peak time of COVID-19 pandemic. I took him to the veterinarian who told me about its traumatic condition. So I build a robot which feeds and monitors him, in my absence,” Raj told ANI.

After seven months, the condition of the dog improved. The veterinarian even said that his eyesight can come back with regular medication. “The robots serve food, monitors its health, and takes care of the daily routine of Jojo (the dog). This is a rare and special bond between technology and life,” he said.

For the unversed, Raj has also been awarded by former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.