The dream of studying robotics is soon to be fulfilled for students of government schools in Karnataka. The department of state education research and training (DSERT) and Japanese University Saitama, along with Bangalore based LS Creative Learnings Pvt Ltd (LSCL) have collaborated to provide free robotic education to two government higher primary schools in Hosakerehalli and Veerabhadra Nagar.
The unique project comes under the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education of Saitama University. Robotic labs have already been set up in the two schools where students will be trained to implement science and mathematics skills in creating robots. The project might soon be extended to cities like Hyderabad and Pune and the efforts are on to scale up the project to 100 government schools. LSCL and Saitama University will also jointly organize Robocup Junior, a robot competition for students in Bangalore in February. The winners will get an opportunity to participate at an international level robot competition in Brazil during April.