Here is a novel device to teach Physics. Prof. Chandra Sekhar Prayaga, Chair of Physics Department at the University of West Florida, has devised a system whereby children can be taught the basic concepts of Physics by exploiting their natural fascination for robots.

The method, ‘Robotic Interactive Learning Environment’ (RILE), comes with features that help students to learn physics in a better and effective manner, Prof. Prayaga said.

Online version

“Robots move according to the data fed in the software, and sensors put in these robots generate the data that can be seen as graphical representation to see different physical forces at play,” he explained. Schools that cannot afford the new device can sign up for the online version of RILE.

Hands-on experience

The initiative has three components – the web, server and the robot – which help students to control and learn through hands-on experience, RILE chief technology officer Alex Whiteside said. “RILE has already been introduced in three schools in USA to teach physics concepts to eighth class students,” he said.

Bangalore-based firm

The module is being introduced by the Bangalore-based firm, Novatch Robo, for students of class 7 to 12 in both CBSE and ICSE patterns.

‘Robotic Interactive Learning Environment’ (RILE), comes with features that help students to learn physics in a better and effective manner