RoboSUST, the only research-based robotics club of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), has launched its month-long flagship event 'The Mythical RoboSUST Month', and completed its flagship five-day workshop 'Introduction to Robotics'. RoboSUST aspires to hone and nurture the youth of SUST through this workshop.
'The Mythical RoboSUST Month' event is the manifestation of their ideal to teach the youth of Bangladesh robotics education, make robotics skills accessible to underprivileged children of our country, and represent Bangladesh nationally and internationally on robotics platforms. It aims to give first-year university students of SUST a grip on the importance of robotics; teach them the skills and determination required to utilise their talents in the field. The signature event is taking place from September 12 to mid-October.
The 'Introduction to Robotics' workshop was its signature event that has now concluded. In mid-October, the new members of RoboSUST are going to put their skills to the test in the final event, an intra-university robotics contest.
The five-day 'Introduction to Robotics' workshop aimed to teach about 80 robotics enthusiasts stemming from any department of the university the skills required to launch their final robotics project in the upcoming robotics contest, 'Auto Grand Prix', and also to be able to prepare them to initiate any self-motivated robotics venture in the future. The workshop had three sections: a. Introduction b. Arduino, Hardware and Design, and c. Logic and Programming.
Each of the segments was undertaken by instructors who are RoboSUST alumni and industry experts. The instructors were Mehedi Hasan Rupok, machine learning engineer,Giga Tech Limited, Md Farhanul Islam, software engineer, Reoon Technology, Md Hasanuzzaman Chowdhury Joy, president of RoboSUST, and Mirza Nihal Baig, research and development secretary, RoboSUST.
Moreover, the 80 participants were divided into 16 teams, who were constantly mentored further by 10 executive members of RoboSUST who have extensive knowledge in the field of robotics and experience competing in nationwide robotics contests. They aimed to provide the best quality experience possible for the newcomers, engage with their mentors to learn and grow continuously even after the workshop is completed, and create an environment that is constantly growth-oriented, fun-loving, and promotes curiosity.
The 'Introduction to Robotics' workshop was a resounding success. We were able to achieve our goals to have each and every team understand the core concepts necessary to produce their own robotics projects. I would sincerely thank the instructors, mentors, and participants to help make this workshop the success that it is," said Sadia Nowrin Mithila Ahmed, general secretary of RoboSUST.
The RoboSUST team believes newcomers and future talents will take Bangladesh to a new height of prosperity in the field of robotics.