Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh : June 08 : Reliance World, in association with robo.in, a division of ThinkLABS founded by llT Bombay alumni, concluded today. Robocamp, a summer camp that aims to introduce school students in classes 4th-12th to the wonderful world ofRobotics. The first phase of this unique camp started at the Reliance World store in Sector 9-C and will continue till June 8th.Subsequent batches of Rpbocamp will continue in the city till June 19th at Reliance World stores in Sector 9-D and Sector 35-C.
Robocamp aims to give students an opportunity to get introduced to Robortics technology which is poised to bring about radicalchanges in many disciplines, including Manufacturing, Surgery, Services, Nuclear Technology, Research, Artificial intelligence, Aviation,etc. The camp intends to teach students the principles of Science and Mathematics through Robotics, and make learning fun-filledand interactive. Robotics allows young minds to develop invaluable skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, critical thinking andcreativity—skills highly desirable for children who will succeed in the future. Mr Sunil Buch, Head, Marketing & Broadband Group,Reliance Webstore Limited, said, “Reliance World has always leveraged technology and reach to bring innovative services to virtually every neighbourhood of the country. With Robocamp, we wish to spark an interest in Robotics among students at an early stage inbig cities as well as small towns and equip them to take up this discipline in later years.”
Mr Gagan Goyal, founder of Robo.in and an alumnus of llT, Mumbai said, “Robocamp has been designed keeping the academiccunicula in mind. Besides introducing participants to Robotics, the camp will elucidate many principles of Science and Mathematicsthrough interesting demonstrations and hands-on robot building sessions.’
Spread over 6 days and certified by the lndian innovators Association (llA), Robocamp provides hands-on exposure to robotprogramming using hardware and software. Participants would also be eligible to enter the National Robotics Competition (IRICKS) to beheld at llT Bombay. The champion will win a trip to NASA. Each batch comprises 10 students only. Robocamp Junior is for studentsin classes lV to Vl, while Robocamp Senior is for students in classes Vll to Xll.
Participants will create a variety of robots in the camp.