RAJSHAHI: A two-day robotics fair named “Robotronics 2.0” began at Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) on Wednesday with the main thrust of more expansion of robotic study and research.
Organised by the Department of Mechatronics Engineering of RUET, the fair is being held here for the second time aimed at creating a platform for robotics enthusiasts to express their ideas, strengthen their working skills in interactive sectors like electrical, electronics, programming, communication and control.
Vice-chancellor (VC) Professor Rafiqul Islam Sheikh inaugurated the fair at central auditorium on Wednesday as the chief guest with Head of the Department Prof Sajal Kumar Das in the chair.
Registrar Prof Selim Hossain, Dean of Mechanical Engineering Faculty Prof Imdadul Haque, Research and Extension Director Prof Faruque Hossain, Students Welfare Director Prof Rabiul Awal and Managing Director of Nabil Group of Industries Aminul Islam also spoke.
In his remarks, Prof Rafiqul Islam said importance and area of robotic study and research has gradually been increasing across the world. Tendency of using robots is mounting in various fields from family to state level, he added.
He hoped that the event will play a pivotal role in preparing and expanding fields of robotic study and research in Bangladesh.
Wide-ranging expansion of modern information and communication technology is very important to make the nation happy, prosperous, educated and free from illiteracy, he said.
The winners will be rewarded with prize money and certificates.
Dividing into 79 teams, around 300 students of 35 front-ranking universities from across the country are taking part in the two day fair-cum-competition.