introduces robotics learning for children

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 12 June 2009, 21:35 IST   |    4 Comments
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Bangalore:, a venture of Thinklabs, founded by a team of alumnus from IIT Mumbai, has launched RoboCAMP in New Delhi. It is a summer camp offering robotic learning system in the field of educational robotics. This camp will help kids learn science and technology in a more practical and fun manner. The camp is targeted at students, who are in the age group of 11 to 18 years. It is a six-day course, in which the children will spend four hours daily learning to apply different concepts of science and technology in a practical way. Gagan Goyal, Founder and Director, said, "Through Robotics, children understand the relationship between Mathematics and Science and this can bebeneficial if they choose a career in engineering or scientific and technical research." With an aim of getting children closer to technology, the RoboCAMP provides exposure to robot programming, enhance problem solving skills and help logic development. Robotics, being a multi-disciplinary field, offers the students an advantage of working on all their favorite technical topics on a common platform. Using a visual programming interface, children can create a robot program by simply connecting pictures in a logical sequence. This helps them to learn the nuances of logic building, programming practices as well as problem solving approaches. Commenting on this robotic kit, Fred Rose, Director Technology and Strategy for Honeywell said, " has developed a product, a low cost robotics platform and associated training class that has filled a big need in India." One of the interesting aspects of this camp is that the children would take home the robotic kit at the end of the camp. Explaining the importance of Robotics at the school level, Goyal said, "'s endeavor is to increase awareness, exposure and provide appropriate tools for young minds. With 2 years of exhaustive research at our R&D center in IIT Bombay we have come up with a robotic kit and a training program which will unleash the artist, scientist and the technologist inside a child."