Robots play chess at GESS Dubai

Educational robots exhibited at Dubai's education show

Tags: Digi Robotics (www.digirobotics.com/)United Arab Emirates
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Robots play chess at GESS Dubai Voznyuk: "Robots will rule the world in future so the next generation will need to be able to keep up with that step by step."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  February 26, 2015

A robot playing chess and another handing out leaflets and business cards were a focal point at this week's GESS Exhibition.

Participating in the show to highlight the benefits of studying robotics for students, Digi Robotics company hoped to encourage the use of educational robots in the UAE.

"As technology becomes increasingly important in today's world, it is invaluable to not only learn how to use technology, but also to understand how to create it. Technology is the future and today's kids are tomorrow's technologists." Digi Robotics said in a statement.

Talking about the show, Svitlana Voznyuk, sales and marketing manager, Digi Robotics told ITP.net: "We are showcasing a programming robot for universities which is aimed at engineering, mechanics and information technology students. Learning about robotics will give students advanced knowledge and robots will rule the world in future so the next generation will need to be able to keep up with that step by step."

According to the company, robotics is tool that is used by over 5,000 schools worldwide to motivate, excite and inspire children about maths and science.

"Robots inspire students to make connections across several disciplines rather than learning topics in isolations as it combines mechanical, electronic, electrical and programing skills. Students are motivated to learn by creating their own robotic devices, while at the same time gain a deeper understanding of interdisciplinary fields of study. In addition, robotics appeals to a broad range of students and allows multiple points of access for a variety of learners," the statement continued.

Voznyuk said that universities and schools in Europe are now using robots and believes it is something that needs to be pushed forward in the Middle East.

"We've just launched it here and we have a few universities interested in this kind of programme. The UAE and Saudi Arabia are the two countries which are moving the quickest on this, the rest will catch up." She added.

 

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