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Students make robots using ice-cream sticks

Jamshedpur, August 22: Three-day workshop on ‘Make my Robo’ concluded with Robot Race and e-Waste Management.

The event saw participation of 30 students of STD VIII of 15 schools and on the last day on Saturday they made robots using ice-cream sticks.

The students also learned tips to e-waste management from Dr. Manish Kumar Jha, senior scientist, CSIR-NML.

At the event students were also made to see lithium and cobalt from battery, Neodymium metal which is used in making Hard disk while gold used to make printed circuit board were shown to the students to make them understand the purpose of e-waste management.

Robo race was also held for the students. CSIR-NML has developed several technologies to extract e-waste which has provided benefit to many e-waste businesses.

AT the end of the workshop students were given certificates also present at the event were parents of the participating students.

This workshop is designed by the scientists of CSIR-NML to teach students innovative ways to think beyond text books and looking at robotics in an easier yet interesting manner. Students were taught e-waste management, a growing concern in the country. 

At the event a training kit for making robot was given to each student for the training sessions. The resource persons for the workshop were scientists from NML, post graduate students from AcSIR and also from Tata Steel. The grass root innovator, Dipak Dhibar was the key trainer.

The event was organized jointly by CSIR-NML, Relearn Foundation, Jampot Greens and Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of XLRI.

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