Published: 25th November 2019
Find the flare for robotics in you with these kits by Hyderabad's Jay Robotix
Their labs are currently present in Narayana Group of Educational Institutions, Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society, Sri Gayatri e Techno Schools and more
In 2014, Robotics-enthusiasts Mohan Krishna and Sudhir Reddy turned to entrepreneurship when they realised that the student of today doesn't have exposure to hands-on, practical learning. Today, this Singapore-headquartered Jay Robotoix is a mid-size company with 80 employees, 100 trainers around India, presence in six counties and has successfully reached out to one and a half lakh students. They offer to set up RoboLabs in schools with a five-year road map to teach robots, advanced robots, drones and 3D printing, IoT and so on.
Mohan Krishna and Sudhir Reddy | (Pic: Jay Robotoix)
They also provide kits for students of classes V to X. "The same kit, Robox, can be used to build a sliding mechanism for a door. This could be a task for say, class V. Then the task of senior students could be to count the number of people coming in and going out from both sides. And an advanced challenge would be to find out the number of people when more and more people are crossing the door together. Activities get more complex and the learning curve is very deep," explains Mohan Krishna. These activities help bring out the ideas in a student who otherwise might not fit into the standard classroom. It is also for those students who need to find the motivation or encouragement for hands-on activities. "These kits and labs also encourage students to build and expand their thought process and use the principles of Math and Science that they learn in their classrooms," says the 35-year-old who met Co-founder Sudhir Reddy while pursuing BTech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SASTRA University.
They also conduct ROBOKID competition in June every year where students face-off
Krishna strongly believes that their Unique Selling Point is their structured content and the methodology they follow. And this is what sets them apart from all those companies who are doing what they are doing. More than 30 teachers with more than 20 years of experience in engineering have toiled over the content that they offer. This is content of 200 hours which is both innovative and encourages children to participate. And this curriculum is refreshed every year to keep up with all that is happening around us. The future for Jay Robotix is a learning app. "A student who buys our kit can also download the app. And not just this, they can even shoot videos and pictures of what they have constructed and share them through the app," says Krishna who has previously worked with MNCs like TCS and Accenture.
Students with the robot | (Pic: Jay Robotoix)
They offer scholarships to students who excel at what they do. They also offer skill development exercises for job seekers. Their aim, as they forge forward into the future, is to be India's largest STEM education company in the next two to three years.
How can schools set up a RoboLab?
- The schools existing lab can be upgraded to a RoboLab using their learning tool RoboGuru and kits
- They can take up the onus of running and maintaining the lab
- They teach teachers who, in turn, teach students
For more on them, check out jayrobotix.co.in