The former Delhi College of Engineering and now the Delhi Technological University (DTU), has been known for its technological innovations and new product development. In line with the same, a group of DTU students have developed a robotic version of the popular mascot of the 12th CommonwealthGames known as the 'V Shera' (Versatile Shera). Versatile Shera was inaugurated today by the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in the presence of Rakesh Mehta, Chief Secretary, Delhi government, PK Tripathi, IAS, Principal Secretary to CM, Delhi government and Prof PB Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU, among others, at the office of the Organizing Committee (OC) of Common Wealth Games.
VShera will remain installed at the OC Headquarters during the entire Commonwealth Games and would welcome the delegates visiting the place. A partnership of DTU- Innovatiview, Vshera, has been developed in order to infuse technology and society. It is a functional robot with gesture and speech capabilities. The technology used is not just limited to adding motion sensors or advanced motors but to make it as close to a living of Shera as possible, with capabilities to blink eyes, move hands, bow and to greet everyone with a smile.