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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi's technology innovation hub- IHFC (I-Hub Foundation for Cobotics) is the knowledge partner of the recently launched Delhi Robotics League (DRL). IHFC will now provide training in robot building via boot camps to Delhi school students of Class 9 and Class 10 participating in the DRL. So far, over 800 students have benefited from 26 such boot camps conducted during the last couple of weeks.
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To participate in DRL 2023 all schools in Delhi are eligible. Registration for the league is free and has already crossed 100 schools. The last date to apply for DRL 2023 is January 26, 2023.
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The boot camps are being conducted by the IHFC and supported by its incubated startups, Rancho Labs and The Innovation Story. The aim of the boot camps is to encourage young minds to apply their skills and develop robots in teams. These boot camps will train the students not only on the basics of robotics but also on how to use robotics in everyday life and equip them to participate in "Robo-Kancha" to be played under the DRL 2023.
"In the game of Robo-Kancha, one will see the beautiful co-existence of humans and robots collaborating to play the game of “Kancha”. The DRL will culminate with the finals in the first week of July", the IIT Delhi release stated.
"There are many exciting prizes for students to be won, including cash prizes and mentorship from IHFC-IIT Delhi as well as a Pre-SEED grant for student-owned startups, which is one of the main attractions", the release further added.
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Professor S K Saha, Project Director at IHFC said, "It's incredible to see the overwhelming response from Delhi schools to the boot camps, as well as the interest generated among students for the league. These young minds are our future, and we need to direct their brilliance in the right direction of ideation, conceptualization, and creation of robots and their future possibilities at this age".
Ashutosh Dutt Sharma, CEO, IHFC added, "It is important that such events are conducted in schools as they give these young children good exposure to upcoming technologies and imbibing the new generation with such skills will help us shape India for a better tomorrow. I am very pleased to see the interest, especially among girl students, in these boot camps and their eagerness to participate in the DRL."
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