TAMIL NADU

Robotics made interesting for schoolchildren

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: Seeing a robot walk elegantly with precisely measured steps, Akshay Bandari of Class VII at a camp on robotics for school students conducted at Loyola College recently said he was extremely curious to find out how a non-living thing walked.

He was among the 58 children in the 8-14 years group, who participated in the camp organised by Robotix Lab. Another member in his team Shrey Agarwal helped him with suggestions and ideas in building a robot for their team. As training in robotics combines mechanical, electronic, electrical and programming skills, the trained children will gain aptitude in engineering. Many parents are eager to make their children learn robotics as this will help the children become better engineers in future, said P.Veejayshree, Project Head of Robotix Research Academy, the organiser of the robotics camp.

Robotic education is a very good tool for better mental development of slow learners and special children, she said. Slow learners and special children also participated in the camp.

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