Unleash the Science Genius inside your child!
Robotics Labs employs a very flexible and conducive model for offering the science and technology education through Robotics, Android Game Development, iPad Game Development, 3D Scanning, 3D Modeling & 3D Printing.
The idea is to introduce children early on to scientific thinking and technological skills, stimulating interest for further explorations into these fields. Starting with robotics they get to know a highly up-to-date research area with applications in numerous fields. The vast positive feedback from the participants makes us confident on positive, long-term effects like attracting more students for technological and scientific studies.
We aim at providing hands on science and technology education to the young kids from age 5 to 18 years. Robotics Labs offers exciting learning opportunities under After School Activities to young students who are interested in building their skills so that they may be well anchored while pursuing technical education aspirations.
Geo TV was at the Robotics Labs to record their TV show ‘Bachay Mann Kay Sachay’ on 27th June 2012. The Labs played host to TV anchor Nadeem Jaffery and sporting star Sami Ullah Khan a.k.a. ‘The Flying Horse‘. The show beautifully captured the essence of Robotics Labs which aims to educate children about the latest technology in the most fun manner possible. The show aired on 12th July 2012 at 6:00 pm on GEO TV and was appreciated by many including educationalists throughout the country.
My parents still speak of my first laugh. I was a newborn and therefore cranky all the time. One day my parents bought me a huge teddy bear. It was bigger than I was and my parents said that the sight of it made me laugh. And that first laugh was one of the most precious memories they had. Moreover, they talked of how they tried to keep me laughing all the time.
These are the kind of memories that the parents who bring their children to Robotics Labs get to share in. The look on a child’s face when they finish building a new model is priceless. They stare at it in awe, as their instructors look at them with pride. Even better, is the smile on their face once they program their model to use all its motors and sensors! They look at it with pride and amazement as they laugh and smile.
Have you ever wondered at the pictures up on the Facebook page, most of them are just coincidental, luck that the photographer had his camera trained in on a child at a particular moment. Laughter and excitement literally echoes through the walls of Robotics Labs as children display their achievements not only to their peers but also to their instructors.
However, these are not the only best moments at Robotics Labs. The best moments can also be seen when parents get to share in their children’s joys. At the end of a class, as parents pour in to pick up their children, cries of “Fantastic!” and “I am so proud of you!” can be heard as they finally get to see the products of their childrens’ hard work. Children proudly display their robots to their parents, cleverly describing to them how they work and many of them ask repeatedly for just ten more minutes to stay back and play with their creations.
It is these first laughs and exclamations that the team at Robotics Labs works very hard toward so that your child can experience that first laugh again and again!
Children these days see beyond the toys that they are handed to play with. Their curiosity gets the better of them, and they are found trying to understand the working of everything within their reach. Robotics Labs offers iPad Game Development to cater to this need and utilizes the students’ curiosity towards solving challenging and engaging game creation activities.
The course spans two weeks and aims to teach children how to use a simple Graphical User Interface based software, Game Salad (available for free download) to develop new games for not just the iPad but also the iPhone, Android and the web. The facility is fully equipped with high-end iMac and Macbook machines and this makes the learning experience all the more enriching. For those parents concerned about the skills being adaptable to be used at home, fear not, since the Game Salad can also be used on the Windows operating system. This means that once children take this course they can easily create games at home too using the concepts and principles learnt at Robotics Labs.
The workshop here encourages students to first familiarize themselves with the different features and tools of Game Salad and then they get to create their own games using a creative story line. Moreover, the journey does not just end here, students who have taken this course have also published their games onto the Game Salad Arcade to be played and enjoyed by their peers. Children can also in the future publish their apps directly onto the App Store to become a part of the game developing community they admire so much.
Bring your children down to Robotics Lab, their game might just become the next Angry Birds or Temple Run!
Bot Mania provides the children between ages 9 to 18 with ample training in the robotics field by employing the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 construction kit and software. Here students are taught the fundamental concepts of Robotics and some sophisticated programming concepts and logic which encourages them to push their creativity to the limits. Children learn to explore the uses of sensors such as Ultrasonic, Color and Touch and learn how to modify their programs to operate their Robots in new and exciting ways.
This course is perfect for those who want to get started and explore how to build robots and then using the software LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 program the robots to meet different challenges. With Programming the students learn to apply logic to solve a given problem and compare alternate solutions. Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is a block-based programming software that meets basic as well as advanced level programmers needs.
In our Bot Mania classroom one gets to see robots such as the Explorer prototype using many different sensors installed and relay the output through three different motors to help the robot find its way about. Modifying a basic robot to add more sensors and motors according to one’s own creativity and help understand the importance of striking a balance between innovation and discipline.
In the nutshell, here the students are given a strong foundation in the basics of robot construction and programming and are then encouraged to play around with their robot to make it adapt to the different challenges and obstacles.
The concept of Robots is traditionally associated with Robotic Engineers working with metallic and sturdy parts, tightening nuts and bolts and programming their Robots to perform as per the engineer’s command. Bot Techie at Robotics Lab does its best to introduce children between the ages of 14 and 18 to the world of Advanced Robotics. This class employs the VEX Robotics Design System to teach children how to build complex robots with comparative ease. Small class sizes allow each student to receive individual attention thereby helping them understand concepts easily.
In this class the students are not just able to easily grasp the concept of Robot Construction i.e. Mechanics and Electronics but are also able to learn how to program their own robots using Robot C (text based programming language). It is due to this that the students can learn how to employ programming concepts and see their practical results.
Students in this class are instilled with lessons such as troubleshooting as they keep going back to the drawing board to understand the different tasks presented as they attempt to solve them, problems in their coding allow them to open their mind and explore new avenues while simultaneously learning to be patient, a skill that is extremely necessary for children in this age group to learn.
Bot Techie is a great way for older kids to discover their passion in the field of robotics and Robotics Labs is where kids discover this passion.
In Summer, Fridays normally mean party time @ Robotics Labs. You must be wondering why?
Since the commencement of the Science Summer Camp from the mid of May 2012 Fridays have transformed into “Fun Fridays” as we call them! Because Fridays are likely to be the Final Day of our workshops that is special in its own way! The children work around their Final Challenges and Tasks and present them before everyone around.
Yesterday the Mini Bots enjoyed Playing Soccer in their final sessions and the Bot Mania students had an exciting Robot Fight. This was later followed by some presentations by the students and Certificates and T-Shirts Distribution. And lastly the kids had a blast and enjoyed Donuts and Crisps.
The TEAM at Robotics Labs ensures that the children attending our workshops are good team players, confident and expressive. Their presentations demonstrate their comprehension and reflection of the knowledge gained. Throughout the workshops the children are encouraged to employ and practice logical and critical thinking, problem solving, comparing alternatives, decision making and all of this is attained through PROGRAMMING; an integral element that forms the core of each course at Robotics Labs.
Most of the children registered for advanced levels of Mini Bots and Bot Mania as they never want this fun and exciting journey to end!
WE LOVE WHAT WE DO AND IT SHOWS!!!
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Robotics Labs will be showcasing some fantastic Robots @ Park Towers on coming Sunday, 10th Jun 2012. Please do visit our booth near FNK Asia & Body Shop.
And guess what? We have awesome Discounts for ON-SPOT REGISTRATIONS. The June and July 2012 sessions are open for enrollment.
Come and visit us with your friends and family at Park Towers to avail special discounts and see some Robot Action!!!
Mini Bots is a course that spans 20 hours but instead gifts your children with skills that would last them over 20 years. It is not just a class about learning how to build LEGO bots, but was a hidden lesson in grooming. Children learn skills such as teamwork by cooperating with their peers. Not only are the skills, taught in a traditional class such as mental math, reinforced as kids dig in their kits for the needed, but also habits such as cleanliness and organization are encouraged at a young age.
One of our Mini Bots students is amazed to see her Drumming Monkey perform!
Parents work hard every day to instill in their young ones ideas such as following rules while simultaneously being innovative. This course provides the perfect mixture of the two as children learn the advantage of following the detailed procedure while letting their artistic side roam free as they innovate different models of Robotic Planes and Tops that better suit their own individual style.
Lego structures can be more intelligent by adding motors and sensors. That's what Mini Bots is all about!
However, grooming aside, the most valuable skill that is aimed to impart to these impressionable minds is the love for science and new ideas. And programming their individual robots definitely succeeds in fulfilling this particular goal. Mini Bots workshop uses the Lego Education WeDo technology, a child-friendly colorful application that helps children learn the fundamentals of programming that is easily within their grasp while simultaneously encouraging curiosity and further exploration.
Robotics Labs is successfully conducting its Science Summer Camp since 14th May 2012. The response is overwhelming due to our popular ‘Field Trips’ & ‘Robotics Demo Workshops’.
Registrations are still open for the upcoming sessions in June & July 2012. Availability of seats on first come first served basis.
For more information, visit our website www.myrobotics.net