Think Labs, an IIT Mumbai alumnus venture, is giving kids a chance to
express their true “Transformers” or for that matter any other Cartoon
Network, Animax, robot fantasy. They’ve organized a kid’s summer camp
for robotics for students from standard VII to XII.
camp, called SCORE – (Summer Camp On Robotics Education) is aimed at
school and junior college students which in itself is the first of its
kind in India. The summer camp will be a week long course conducted
every week of May and June at IIT Mumbai.
The motivation which
led to the conceptualization of SCORE was the question ‘Why are
students in India lagging behind if the robotics scenario abroad is so
advanced?’ Team Think Labs, with help from Fred Rose, Director
Honeywell and Prof C. Amarnath, IIT Mumbai, are trying to determine
just that with the help of this program. This specially developed
course includes a versatile iMACH programmable robot kit, simple
programming environment and an activity cookbook.
batch of SCORE will start from May 12th 2008 and will be held over 6
days, every week till the end of June at IIT campus in Powai.