A local engineer who came up with a robotics training start-up last year, announced on Saturday he would adopt 70 slum children to sharpen their start-up culture. A initiative was launched by young entrepreneur Akshay Ahuja under which these children will be trained on a fortnightly basis. … [Read More...]
A local engineer who came up with a robotics training start-up last year, announced on Saturday he would adopt 70 slum children to sharpen their start-up culture.
A initiative was launched by young entrepreneur Akshay Ahuja under which these children will be trained on a fortnightly basis.
“Seventy slum children will be trained on a fortnightly basis at the co-working space, which has a number of start-ups working from its premises now,” Ahuja told IANS.
He said the participating children were brought in a radio cab to give the feel of an entrepreneur and were even trained how to use the mobile application to promote Digital India.
They were explained the basics of robotics on the first day. They were also given away certificates to acknowledge their participation in the workshop, Ahuja said.
Trained by the Chandigarh-based RoboChamps, Tushar Sarin, a class VIII student of Vivek High School here, would
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The Alpena High School Wildcat FIRST Robotics Teams hosted a camp for 4th and 5th grade students.
The high school FRC students from Alpena and Posen are teaching elementary students how to engineer robots.
The students designed and redesigned their robots, to compete in several different challenges, such as changing the mechanical advantage of the gears to compete in a drag race, adding mechanisms to move cups in the cup challenge, adding a claw to pick up different objects and programming their robots to compete in autonomous challenges.
“It lets them know that this is a field open to them, when they get to junior high they can join robotics there and then at the high school they can join robotics and go on to be engineers and things that have to
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By Chantelle Navarro | email@example.com
Published 07/30 2016 09:50PM
Updated 07/30 2016 09:50PM
Stateline students of all ages competed in the qualifying matches of the robotics competition today at Rock Valley College.
There were 32 teams in total at Saturday’s event and the theme this year was “medieval times”.
The goal of the competition was to get “boulders” over to the other end of the castle. Organizers say it’s a hands-on way to peak the student’s interest in science and technology.
“One of the problems we have nowadays is that we don’t have enough kids getting involved with science and technology and we need to get more interested in it,” explained Dan Green, FIRST lllinois Executive Director, “so we use FIRST Robotics to actually make science and technology fun.”
Younger kids also had their own robotics competition, but instead of metal, they used
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ROCKFORD,IL (WIFR) — It’s battle of the bots as 32 high school robotics teams compete at the 4th annual Rock River Off-Season Robotics Competition.
The competition brings both science and technology together as teams of 10 or more high school students are challenged to build and program a robot to perform tasks against competitors as well as raise funds, design a team brand and hone teamwork skills.
This year five local teams actually have alumni interning or working at manufacturers in Rock River Valley.
To read more see the full post at: 32 High School Teams Gather for the 4th Annual Robotics Competition - WIFR
Fresh from the sale of their first venture focused on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market, Shishir Gupta, Nithin David and Varun Gupta embarked on what they thought was their next breakthrough idea.
In mid-2013, the trio decided to devise solar air conditioners based on their previous experience in the market but, after some pilots, they discovered the idea was commercially unviable.
From the ashes of their second enterprise, they did manage one small gain — a connected controller that reduced energy use by 30% during the night. Using this, they pushed their entrepreneurial energy in a new direction — towards the rapidly emerging opportunity in the internet of things (IoT), or devices and objects that send and receive data over the internet. Rather than build large systems for this, their new venture Oakter is thinking much smaller. It is building out a series of IoT-based devices to “smarten” homes
To read more see the full post at: How these startups are hoping to cash in on massive opportunity in internet of things market - Economic Times
By Kevin Ashton
The growth and evolution of the internet of things is amazing — it is way ahead of anything I ever predicted in many areas. We can do things today that seemed impossible 15 years ago, and I thought I was on the crazy edge of optimism. The proliferation of wireless internet and mobile broadband cellular networks, the ubiquitous use of GPS, the massive advances in digital imaging and image recognition, and the low cost and high performance of radio frequency identification systems, to name but a few, are all far beyond anything anyone imagined at the turn of this century.
The rapid growth of IoT is being driven by a combination of need and capability. The human population more than tripled in the last 100 years, and people are living longer lives, with higher standards of living too. That’s a fundamental fact driving technology growth and adoption that is
To read more see the full post at: Internet of things will take a century to roll out completely - Economic Times
BEATRICE – For most kids, Legos are fun to play and build things with, but for the Gage County 4-H Robotics team, they’re used for competition and most importantly, learning.
The robotics team participated in this past year’s FIRST LEGO League. In the league competition, the teams feature two or more adult coaches and teams with up to 10 members in 4th through 8th grade. They research real-world problems and have to come up with a solution.
This group found an easy way to recycle used markers and pens.
They also design a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS software, which they use to compete on the playing field.
The Gage County 4-H Robotics team features Asher Mertz, Carla Harvey, Emmie Young and Joe Loxterkamp as coaches. The team members include Andrew Harvey, Cole Young, Jacob Mertz, Mitchel Klassen, Nicholas Loxterkamp and Parker Witulski.
If anyone is interested in joining the robotics
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A new report about ZTE has leaked online. According to this report ZTE is working on a new model of Axon 7 family and the specifications of this gadget are somewhat different from ZTE Axon 7. Many people are saying that it may be called as ZTE Axon 7 Mini and company may announce this model next month. You may remember that ZTE brought Axon 7 in May this year. However experts are saying that company decided to bring the toned-down edition of this model at that time. The work is going on from some month and most probably ZTE may announce the model any time in August.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini is expected to have a 5.2 inch screen and this smartphone can have 424 ppi pixel density. Resolutions of the screen can be 1080*1920 pixels here. This capacitive touchscreen model can have the dimensions of 5.81*2.80*0.31
To read more see the full post at: ZTE Axon 7 Mini Specifications Leaked Online - Mobile Computing Today
The “internet of things” is much hyped. For a decade, a world in which household appliances, packaged goods, clothes, medical devices and much more would be connected to the internet via smart chips and capable of sensing and sharing information has been just around the corner. Progress remains slow in the consumer market, despite a few hit products, such as the Fitbit, an activity tracker that connects to smartphones. An industrial form of the IoT might come to fruition much faster.
As the world’s biggest manufacturing power, China is well placed to lead this transition, which is why GE opened what it calls a “digital foundry” in Shanghai. The center will help Chinese companies develop and commercialize products for the industrial internet of things, which involves factory machines and industrial goods communicating with each other and their surroundings. It will probably be a much bigger market than the one for
To read more see the full post at: China might be leader in advancement of 'internet of things' - Minneapolis Star Tribune
A prominent researcher has proved that Whatsapp is keeping all the records of your chats even after you delete it from your end. This is a big claim by an iOS researcher Jonathan Zdzoarski and he is saying that Whatsapp is keeping a forensic image of your chats. Now it does not matter if you are deleting the chat from your end because Whatsapp already knows about it. It will not be a tough task to recover all the data.
There are some forensic tools through which it is possible to recover all the deleted data which can be a big concern for some users. The data is marked as deleted but if an expert tries to recover it then he can certainly do it without any difficulty. You will not see the data at your end but experts can
To read more see the full post at: Whatsapp is Not Deleting the Deleted Chats Completely - Mobile Computing Today