Amrita Robotics is an initiative of Amrita Technologies, helping children explore robotics through hands on training on well designed curriculum along with training in 21st century skills, STEM education, life skills, maker workshop, programming languages. STEM supports broadening the study of engineering within each of the other subjects, and beginning engineering at younger grades. We offer programs with various levels of proficiency in which school children - from 11 to 17 years - learn from the basics of electronics to building a walking robot.
What is Robotics:
Robotics is the interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
Young children are growing up in an increasingly digital environment, school curriculum does not always focus on exploring the digital world until their later elementary years. Only a small number of countries and regions have established clear policies and frameworks for introducing technology to young children.
In a typical early childhood, it is not unusual to see young children exploring foundational engineering concepts by building and designing with crafts, recycled materials, and LEGO pieces. However, what is unique to our world today is the fusion of electronics with mechanical structures. Children encounter sensors whenever they see a car giving alert while reverse parking or walk into a mall where the glass doors automatically opens at entrance. Humans live in a world in which bits and atoms are increasingly integrated, however, we do not always teach our young children about this. Robotics offers a way to teach young children about the types of sensors and electronics they encounter in daily life in a hands-on and engaging way.
Teaching foundational programming concepts, along with robotics, makes it possible to introduce children to important ideas that inform the design of many of the everyday objects they interact with. We offer programs with various levels of proficiency in which school children - from 11 to 17 years - learn from the basics of electronics to building a walking robot.
Why Technologies for School Kids
Education system in India is competitive in theoretical teaching and trains students rigorously to withstand fierce competition on a worldwide scale. Now Engineering colleges were increased a lot in India. Hence, large number of engineering and other graduates being churned out every year, only about few per cent are employable in the industry as per the various studies conducted. In most of the engineering institutions the course curriculum is, by and large, theoretical in nature and students are not made aware of the applications of the theories in the industry. In the process, the traditional course curriculum quite often fails to meet the needs of the industries. So the process has to start from grassroots.