Visually impaired students study robotics

The Hindu Bureau

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Sunday, 4th June 2023
Page No. 10
Chennai Print Edition

Around fifty students from schools in Chennai, who are visually impaired, took up a beginners course in robotics. The Samagra Shiksha, Chennai , initiated the course. It was conducted by Propeller Technologies, Awakers Foundation, and SoftHelp.

“We have been working on how to simplify STEM for students who are visually impaired and have developed a robotics kit for them,” said Aashik Rahman, CEO, Propeller Technologies. Through the 100-hour course conducted in May, the STEM curriculum emphasised imagination, design thinking and structure building.

S. Mars, Chief Educational Officer, Chennai, said the course was initiated to ensure that students had enriching sessions during their summer vacation.

“I hope to work on something that will help visually impaired or people having low vision to detect obstacles in their path through sensors,” said S. Sonali, a Class 8 student who attended the course.

M. Aarthi, Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, hoped that the projects could be incubated and mentored.

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