Dubai boy creates robot that speaks 7 languages

Published on 09 Dec

A Sharjah student has won the top award at an Olympiad in Dubai for his humanoid robot.

Fifty different innovative products, all designed and 3D printed by school-going students from across the UAE was the hallmark of the second 3D Printing Olympiad organised by ATLAB on Friday in Dubai.

The top award in the competition went to a 15-year old Grade X student from GEMS Millenium School - Sharjah, who had developed a working model of a humanoid robot - almost complete with its torso and head.

Another winner Mumukshya Baitharu from primary school segment presented an interesting concept where she had redesigned a chess board and replaced the chess pieces with prominent and historical towers within the UAE.

More than 150 entries were submitted from students of various schools across the UAE, of which only 50 managed to reach the final round of the competition.

ATLAB, the technology-based company focusing on developing custom applications dedicated to humanoid robots and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and innovation labs for corporates and educational institutions, has been the brain behind the World 3D Printing Olympiad.

Senthil Kugan, Director, ATLAB says the idea of the competition, inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler's vision of innovation, is to encourage and inculcate innovativeness among students. "This is the second year of the competition and the entries this year are a clear indication of significant improvement in the participation and the quality of presentations."

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