RoboSUST organizes a robotics orientation program

RoboSUST, the only research-based robotics club at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, SUST, has completed its “Orientation Program” for its month-long flagship event “The Mythic Month of RoboSUST”. RoboSUST aspires to teach robotics to young people in Sylhet and Bangladesh, make robotics skills accessible to underprivileged children in our country, and represent Bangladesh nationally and internationally on robotic platforms. This is the basic ideal of this program.

The program allowed first-year university students of SUST to discover the importance of robotics. He introduced them to the skills they will learn during the next 5-day workshop. This instilled in them the determination to use their robotics talents. They were also introduced to Ribo, Bangladesh’s first Bengali-speaking humanoid robot. Ribo was a mega project undertaken by RoboSUST in 2015 under the guidance of Professor Dr. Zafar Iqbal.

The orientation was animated with 80 robotics enthusiasts. Four honorable guests from RoboSUST were also present – Enamul Hassan, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Nafiz Imtiaz Rahman, Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Md. Shariful Islam, Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Md Anamul Haque, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer at LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited and former Corporate Secretary of RoboSUST.

The Chief Advisor of RoboSUST, Prof. M. Jahirul Islam, Director, IICT, was absent but sent his best wishes for the program. Each guest took their time to inspire and motivate the young people. They urged attendees to use their drive and determination to bring positive change to our current state of technology.

To the attendees, Professor Enamul Hassan said, “The main objective of this event is for you to hone your skills, which will most certainly be used for your future careers. It has now become important to be involved in technology and innovations . in technology and science lead to the betterment of our lives.”

Also present were two representatives from YoTech Ltd, Prosunjit Biswas, Head of IT and Operations, and Branch Manager Ali Akbor Shahon. They talked to newcomers about YoTech and RoboSUST’s ideal for sharing robotics knowledge. YoTech CEO Sheikh Asad Zaman was present at the event but shared his words with them via a pre-recorded video. YoTech invites participants to visit and join their technology companies in the future.

Their program segments included Robotics Basics, Project Showcase, Snacks, Ideas Contest, and Quiz Contest. The Robotics Basics section gave new members of RoboSUST some simple guidelines on what a robot is.

The project presentation section undertaken by five senior management members of RoboSUST introduced the crowd to some projects such as Maze Solver, LED Cube, Buzz Wires, and Line Follower Robots. The projects were shown live and explained in detail to arouse interest and curiosity. Contest winners received lucrative prizes such as personalized RoboSUST t-shirts and other exciting items.

First-year students have received instruction on the 5-day “Introduction to Robotics” workshop which will begin today. The workshop will be facilitated by industry experts and RoboSUST alumni from different fields and backgrounds. RoboSUST has shared information about the upcoming intra-college robotics competition, “Auto Grand Prix”.

“Anyone from any department is welcome to be part of RoboSUST! In just 7 years of existence, RoboSUST has won over 65 awards nationally and internationally. Our strength lies in our diversity of minds and our passion for creation,” said Sadia Nowrin Mithila. Ahmed, Secretary General of RoboSUST.

“I strongly urge you, the participants, to learn and get the most out of this event, and RoboSUST as a club, as it will always benefit you in the long run. Take full advantage of this opportunity,” concluded Nafis Imtiaz Rahman . , Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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