Students learn modern concepts of robotics
Islamabad: Innovation 2011, an inspiring robotics workshop, was organised by the NUST School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering (NUST-SMME) for high school & university students.
Students from Rawalpindi-Islamabad attended the workshop held on three consecutive Saturdays and Sundays. Students were introduced to modern day concepts of robotics and their applications in various facets of life. They learnt use of advanced sensor technologies such as Sonar, Ladars, Infrared and Vision based sensors.
Dr Yasar Ayaz and Emad ud Din, faculty experts in robotics, were the instructors for the training. Faculty of NUST-SMME also exhibited their potential as an instrument in building resource for the advancement in robotic technologies in Pakistan.
Students demonstrated their skills. Rector NUST Engr. Muhammad Asghar accompanied by principals from participating schools, faculty and students from NUST and respective schools were present. Rector NUST emphasised the importance of innovation and the potential of Pakistani youth to explore new horizons through knowledge of modern day technologies and their implementation to support local industries through value addition and design improvements.
In the end prizes were distributed to the winners. Principal NUST-SMME Dr Abdul Ghafoor applauded the students for their keen participation and thanked all the guests including parents of the students for gracing the event. The news