The role of robots in space exploration is essential. Robotics activities are involved in every space research. From the International Space Station to the Chandra mission and the Mars mission, robots are being used everywhere.
The use of these robotics will increase in the future. Different fields of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering are involved in the various activities of robotics.
In continuation of this, Bangladesh Innovation Forum and Space Innovation Camp organized South Asia’s largest “Space Robotics Camp” on September 29-30, 2023 at the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) campus.
200 students aged 4-16 years from all over Bangladesh participated in this two-day event. Divided into 30 groups, they built around 30 robots on a space theme. These robots can carry out various types of scientific experiments, especially on Mars and Chad, including space junk collectors, carbon monoxide detectors, oxygen detectors, methane detectors, etc.
Apart from building robots, various activities included space programming, gravitational experiments, astronaut training, problem-solving, and team building.
The Vice-Chancellor of American International University of Bangladesh was present as the chief guest. Abdur Rahman, said, “Education should start from childhood through such activities, their talent will develop from a young age and later they will take our country forward.”
Ariful Hasan Opu, President of Bangladesh Innovation Forum and Crew Chief of Space Innovation Camp said about the event.“I have seen that stories of space exploration have a profound impact on children. These stories of adventure, curiosity, and scientific discovery not only captivate children’s imaginations but are also valuable learning experiences for them. Through these stories, children explore the wonders of the universe and learn essential problem-solving skills.”
American International University of Bangladesh was the venue partner for the event and Creative Junior was the knowledge partner.