WHEN FAHAD AZAD met Syed Ross Farooq, a senior at Mumbai University, he was blown away. Here was someone who shared his geeky passion for robotics, so nascent a field that he could barely find
someone to have a conversation with. Azad had
already designed a sumowrestling robot in school, and Farooq designed a mobile robotic arm as his final year project — a device so refined,
the judges couldn’t quite believe it was his own work. A year later, the duo entered a jointly designed robot and won the first prize at IIT’s prestigious Techfest. After college, they joined hands with two other friends and founded Robosoft Systems.