Recently, a 17-year-old boy from Kerala came up with a robot to help his mother with chores. As per various sources, Robot “Android Pathooty,” created by a high school student from Kerala at 17, is equipped to do various domestic chores.
As per ANI, 12th-class student Muhammed Shiyad Chathoth, designed the robot, with the sole purpose to help his mother with domestic chores in the kitchen.
Because of domestic chores, Shiyad’s mother often runs late in the morning. Additionally, Shiyad’s mother used to get frustrated because the kitchen was far from the dining room. And, to help his mother and reduce the stress, this 12th-class student came up with the Robot “Android Pathooty”.
In a discussion with The Better India, Shiyad’s father told that it’s Pathooty now, who walks that far to provide meals and other services to everyone. He further shared how the robot also helps the family to track if Shiyad’s grandmother has taken pills on time.
But, unfortunately, some Twitter users criticized Pathooty’s appearance and overall idea behind this creation.
Many questioned why only women should carry the burden of household chores.
Today in things men will do rather than help around the house: pic.twitter.com/QnwEPHDIFo— Deepti Empathy Madam Sharma دِپتی شرما (@cowbai) October 19, 2022
And more— Figs (@RottenSundae) October 20, 2022
Looks like daddy’s got a new gift https://t.co/EKvqtNJR86
Even the robot to help around the house is Female!!!
😭 https://t.co/ErJFnTo4IA— Deja Who? (@Khaditweets) October 20, 2022
They even made the robot like their mom. A real peek into the psyche https://t.co/dFlsBdpELC— guy (@Tigershah26) October 19, 2022
Shld have made a robot that could give him one tight slap to make him do household chores as well. https://t.co/eHkmaMRdV0— Ashima Sharda (@ShardaAshima) October 20, 2022
Yep and why not make it as a male robot at least😖 https://t.co/xy3R80i4XA— shalini (@shal_oz) October 20, 2022
Tech is not the solution for everything.— Shaheena Attarwala شاہینہ (@RuthlessUx) October 19, 2022
Tech cannot change a patriarchy mindset unless you use technology to learn and unlearn you dimwit! https://t.co/zVLjQDPzEz
boy didn’t even put mom in the photo with the female robot https://t.co/ofeRvQ2QDB— 🕯shabana (@ShabanaMir1) October 20, 2022
they made what they always demanded south Asian girls to be…. Lord have mercy 🙃🙃🙃🙃 https://t.co/R0s3AxkckG— Mihrimah| FS | Xanaxyra Targaryen🤲 (@Mihrimah_FS) October 20, 2022
Many questioned the female appearance of Patoothy
They even covered her head with a dupatta for a typical robot ‘bahu’ look! 🙄😒 https://t.co/2joDROcHDx— Cranjis McBasketball (@mooninanfield) October 20, 2022
Aur fir robot ko bhi aurat hi jaisa dikhaya 👏 https://t.co/dtRKpfbR3O— Madhuri Krishna (@mk_krishna22) October 20, 2022
Why is the robot, lady? https://t.co/jqJRztHLWz— Riha Umar Khalid 🇮🇳 (@gundekibhabhi) October 19, 2022
Even Robot’s head is covered. Come on guys. Enough of this patriarchy. https://t.co/Rhltjilb0O— R A S H I D (@forashid) October 19, 2022
Look at these jokers. The robot is a woman who is wearing a pallu over her hear and serving tea. https://t.co/EnMBLgolwy— Ritu / ঋতু (@rituparanandi) October 20, 2022
While many criticized the female appearance of Patoothy, Shiyad shared in his interview that it was his mother, who chose this look. He also justified that he didn’t want to send any wrong message. In midst of criticism, there were some, who came to defend the innovation and stated how the teenager had designed the robot’s appearance as per his mother’s wishes.
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