Pakistan’s first ever Guinness World Record related to robotics set by STEMERS that created a low-cost panda bot, a fully integrated STEM education platform.
Here’s the exclusive interview how STEMERS broke the world record of the longest line follower robot track with its robot.
1- Briefly share your academic background with us?
An Engineer and a STEM education specialist. I did my bachelors from NUST and Masters in Computer Science from IBA.
2- How you portray the well-liked ‘STEMERS’ initiative?
In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students at an early age need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.
In order to spread STEM teaching in Pakistan, STEMERS has developed a low cost “Panda Bot – indigenously made in Pakistan”, an educational robotic kit to inculcate Science and Technology understanding in our young generation.
3- How STEMERS set the Guinness World Record 2019?
We always wanted to prove the capabilities of locally manufactured items, especially when it relates to robotics. For this purpose, we came across Guinness World Record platform and applied for it.
It took us 14 months to prepare for this record and eventually we were able to set the Longest Line Follower Robot Track record with PandaBot
4- Demonstrates the ‘Panda Bot’ technicalities that broke the world’s longest line following robot?
PandaBot is an Arduino based educational robot, meant to introduce our kids to the world of coding and technology. It’s a mobile robotic kit that enables students to make a line follower, maze solving and other exciting robots.
5- Demonstrate your vision for the Pakistan’s first ever Guinness World Record related to robotics.
There have been records related physical and mental abilities of Pakistanis. We wanted to show the world about our abilities in Technological world, in which by grace of Allah we have been successful enough and in near future we will be bringing more good news.
6- How Panda Bot promotes STEM education in Pakistan?
PandaBot is a STEM education robot for our young generation, that makes teaching and learning robot programming simple and fun. they learn about a variety of robotic machinery and electronic parts, get to grips with the fundamentals of block-based programming, and develop their logical thinking and design skills
7- How you see STEMERS ROBOTICS in the future?
STEMERS envisions for tech savvy and self-reliant youth while inculcating ingenuity and problem solving skills in them.