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The research teams from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and University of Glasgow visited the village in November 2017 to use a four-wheeled device from Clearpath Robotics to help 11 volunteers from Ayyampathy's 200 residents carry water to their houses from the local well. The robot could carry three 20-litre bottles at a time, and communicate using a synthetic male voice. The robot's motion and speech were both controlled by the researchers via remote control. The researchers were keen to see not just how much labour could be saved by offering villagers the use of the Husky, but also how people who had never seen a robot for themselves before would interact with it.