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South Asia

Pakistani robotics team reaches U.S. for First Global Challenge

ASIA PACIFIC DAILY | Mon,2017-07-17

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By APD Writer Muhammad Sohail

ISLAMABAD, July 16 (APD) - A team of Pakistani robotics have reached the United States to participate in the First Global Challenge robotics competition starting on Monday.

Ali Syed, mentor of the team, said that they have reached Washington and are ready to take part in the competition aiming to cooperate as a global society to solve the water crisis.

A six-member Pakistani team will collaborate with other teams from across the world to accomplish engineering tasks focused on access to clean water.

Syed noted that the students had been actively preparing for the competition for a long time after winning a competition organized by Lets Innovate, an innovative technological startup based in Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

“Our team is honored to represent Pakistan at this international stage. We shall try our best reveal that Pakistani students have a passion and an aptitude for solving problems through robotics,” Syed said.

Pakistani officials sand academics have encouraged the team collaborate actively with their counterparts to achieve the goals.

The students vowed to take advantage of the opportunity to share ideas about how to use robotics to solve some of the biggest problems that the world is facing right now.

According to the organizers, robotics belonging to 160 other nations, including the U.S. are participating in the competition.

Work in the field of robots is getting momentum in Pakistan with rising interest among the youngsters. The Department of Robotics and Intelligent Machine Engineering was established in Pakistani capital of Islamabad in 2011 as the country’s first academic initiative in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.


(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)