Think of robots and nine times out of ten, an image of a humanoid android would pop up in your head. That is how they’re depicted in movies, no? But there’s so much more to robots. Did you know that robotics plays an integral part in education?
In fact, there is a marked focus towards creating an engaging learning environment where students are encouraged to make decisions and ingrain a sense of independence in them. Schools recognize this trend and are enthusiastically jumping on the bandwagon of running robotics clubs. To put it succinctly, robotics is the future.
Through robotics, children get an entry into a whole new world where they get an opportunity to learn and hone new skills like problem-solving, logic building, critical thinking, and programming. Robotics can prove to be beneficial to students in a number of ways:
Out of the Box Thinking: By combining creativity and critical thinking, robotics enables young ones to give shape to their ideas in the form of a robotic construct and test out their theory practically.
Increased Engagement: When you get immersed in something you enjoy, time flies by. Robotics has a universal appeal and youngsters aren’t immune to it. Through practical hands-on learning, they gain a better sense of immersion, engagement and enhanced retention of what they’ve learnt as well.
Brush up Programming Skills: If you’ve not dabbled in programming before, this is your chance! Find out if programming is your cup of tea and if it is, you have got a better shot to prepare for a future geared towards AI and robotics.
So, go out and explore if your neighborhood or your school runs a robotics club. Robotics has a bright future ahead that’ll help our children learn the skills of tomorrow and carve out their path in this world.
Authored article Tarun Bhalla, Founder & CEO, Avishkaar