close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!
 
May 21, 2017

ITU students develop 100 robots

 
May 21, 2017

Lahore

The Information Technology University (ITU) students have developed 100 robots so far through innovation to handle the daily life problems by providing ICT solutions. Soon the ITU will send a team to an international robotic competition.

Such activities are bridging the gap between academia and the industry, said Dr Umar Saif, founding vice-chancellor of ITU, while talking to the media at the sixth Robotics Expo, Machines of The future: Robots, here on Saturday..

Yuriy Fedkiw, consul general, US Consulate, Lahore, speaking as chief guest, said that young talent coming up with solutions to the human problems had significant economic growth potential through innovation as science and technology were playing a major role in Pakistani economy. The US is cooperating with Pakistan in science, technology and knowledge economy through scholarships in American institutions and advanced training in various technological disciplines, he said.

The sixth Robotics Expo displayed 15 new robots prototypes developed by the students of ITU under the guidance of the faculty to address locally relevant problems of Pakistan. Inzamam ul Haq, chief selector, Pakistan National Cricket team and Mushtaq Ahmed, head coach of NCA, were also present to encourage the work of ITU students. They said that Pakistani youth had potential to compete in the world. Talha Rehmani, leader of robotics programme at ITU, said that the energy and passion among the students to work for their society and to serve the humanity confirmed that Pakistan had potential for a brighter future.

The projects showcased included Rekhta, which brings Urdu word prediction and transliteration to fingertips of people.