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IIT- B alumnus to launch ‘RoboCamp’ in Bangalore

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A venture of Thinklabs, 'robo.in,' founded by a group of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B) alumnus, in the field of educational robotics, today announced the launch of RoboCAMP, a summer camp which aims to offer a wholesome robotic learning system which will help kids learn science and technology in more practical and fun manner. The camp will start from April 13th , 2009 at three venues namely at Cunningham Road, Indira Nagar and Jayanagar. The camp is targeted at students who are in the age group of 10-18 years. It is a 6 day course in which the children will spend 4 hours daily learning to implement various concepts of science and mathematics in a practical way. Further it will also provide hands on exposure to robot programming, enhance problem solving skills and help logic development. Robotics being a multi-disciplinary field gives the students the advantage of working on all their favourite technical topics on a common platform.

The training will be provided by experts in the field of robot building and programming. The course would include a take away multi sensored re-programmable Robotic Kit with Software. The kit has been developed after two years of extensive research at IIT Bombay involving more than 300 students, faculty and experts. This robotics kit is an indigenously developed product and will more accessible to students as compared to other international brands which are inaccessible due to their high pricing. Commenting on this issue Fred Rose, Director Technology and Strategy for Honeywell, said, 'robo.in has developed a product, a low cost robotics platform and associated training class, that has filled a big need in India,' once again reinstating the requirement of such a robotics platform. In addition, the program has also been recognized and certified by Indian Innovators Association (IIA).

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