Posted on July 30, 2018

Indian expatriate students excelling in science and mathematics will be exploring the robotic science at a workshop conducted by Qatar Robotics Club for students during the summer vacation. The workshop aims to help students learn concepts of robotics and automation.

The workshop is designed by former research engineers from Qatar Foundation and Qatar University. It will be open to multiple summer vacation batches until the end of the long summer holiday. Students can also attend multiple programmes designed for different age groups-- ranging from 4 to 17 years of age-- at Skills Development Center, New Salata. The curriculum is based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts and covers basic concept of robotic science. Participants will be trained in robotics, programming, basic electronics, microcontrollers, sensors, automation during a specific period. After completing training at the workshop, students will be able to undertake their own robotics and electronics projects outside the course.

A trainer at the workshop said, “The workshop curriculum is very unique because it trains students in using electronic hardware and devices which are used in actual robotics projects. At the workshop, we use the same hardware that we use in real robotics projects. Workshops give students training in designing and building robots. QRC aims to bring more robotics projects and competitions to Qatar. It is partnering with local companies and is working towards more interesting robotics projects for the community”. The programming package used is SCRATCH developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) media lab to help children learn programming. It helps students to quickly learn coding languages. The workshop also includes electronics development boards and programming lessons for senior students.

source: Qatar Tribune

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