Dubai-based startup JunkBot is using junk to spur creativity in kids
Dubai based startup JunkBot's contributions plan to present STEAM schooling through Do-It-Yourself mechanical technology in the versatile learning space
JunkBot gives a Do-It-Yourself pack, giving young people the adaptability to imagine their preferred robot and device and empowering them to consider some fresh possibilities. The robots can be customized for various capabilities and various degrees of expertise.
As the understudies make new shapes, they become familiar with the center STEAM ideas of logical reasoning, critical thinking, prototyping, parallel reasoning, and building.
Ehtesham recently worked for Hindustan Air transportation Restricted in Bengaluru and has been engaged with the creation of satellite sending off vehicles like PSLV and GSLV. Rajeev is the Central Equipment Specialist at JunkBot with four years of involvement with equipment and three years in instructive mechanical technology.
Abdus, who did his MBA from Manipal, is dealing with the money and tasks, while Mohammed Sinan, with seven years of involvement with application improvement, drives the product advancement. Arun is an energetic coder with seven years of involvement with the field.
As the greater part of the pioneers are from Kerala, JunkBot was fired up in Kerala and afterward hence moved to Dubai.
Talking on the choice to move to Dubai, Ehtesham says,
The organization has gotten the help of Dubai Startup Center, which assists new companies and pioneers in the city with acquiring clearness, direction, and course.
As the Dubai Startup Center is upheld by the Dubai Office of Business and Industry, it additionally teams up with the most experienced and confided in accomplices to trade fundamental and exceptional data that can address all business related questions. This affiliation has, consequently, empowered JunkBot to flawlessly interface and cooperate with corporates and government workplaces to pitch its business.
Today, JunkBot offers its items to schools, legislatures, corporates, and retail and online stores. Its customer base incorporates Dubai Power and Water Authority, Service of Training, Service of Money, Microsoft, PWC, ENOC, and Jewels Schools.
Ehtesham shares the group's conviction that Dubai can turn into the Silicon Valley of the MENA district on the rear of its uncommon framework and assets, which will bring about the turn of events and development of new businesses. He adds,
How can it function?
JunkBot's contributions plan to present STEAM schooling through Do-It-Yourself mechanical technology in the versatile learning space. It gives various types of packs named 'Junkbot Edukit', 'Junkbot Super bot' and 'Junkbot man-made intelligence Unit'. Each of the three units expect to show youngsters scientific reasoning, critical thinking, prototyping, parallel reasoning and working while at the same time keeping the illustration fun. This large number of units are accessible on JunkBot's site.
The startup's innovation stack focusses on Web of Things (IoT), man-made consciousness, and advanced mechanics and has been created to match the ongoing business sector and innovation patterns.
JunkBot additionally supplies 'Card Blocks', which are basically constructing blocks made from cardboard. This cardboard structure block puzzle, once tackled, goes about as a base for the robot.
The startup's JunkBot Creators stage is a tech center for future designers that hosts pack and part subtleties and instructional exercises to make robots utilizing the JunkBot Do-It-Yourself unit. Likewise, youthful creators can present their thoughts/instructional exercises and team up with different clients.
As per a new statistical surveying report, 'Programmable Robots Market by Part (Equipment and Programming), Application (Schooling and Exploration and Specialist and Diversion) - Worldwide Conjecture for 2020', the worldwide market for programmable robots was esteemed at $1,050 million of every 2014 and is normal reach $2,381.5 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 14.94 percent from 2015 to 2020.
"There is a gigantic hole on the lookout for the conveyance of STEAM abilities. In a concentrate by Microsoft Enterprise, the outcomes make sense of that four out of five STEM school (78%) understudies say they chose to concentrate on STEM in secondary everyday schedule and one out of five (21 percent) in the working classes or prior. Just a single in five STEM undergrads feel that their K-12 training set them up extraordinarily well for their school courses in STEM. JunkBot needs to take advantage of this market hole and construct a fruitful and versatile business," makes sense of Ehtesham.
The group has hatched at IN5 tech, which focusses on setting out open doors for business people in the innovation area of the UAE and the MENA locale.
"IN5 assisted us with integrating our startup at sponsored costs as well as by interfacing us with corporates, media, and coaches. We additionally got $30,000 from Start-up Chile," shares Ehtesham.
TURN8 is a program facilitated by DP World to scout for attractive beginning phase thoughts and ideas which can be hatched in their seed gas pedal. JunkBot is one of a handful of the new businesses that accepted their sponsorship and was upheld with introductory financing of $30,000 and client contacts.
"While working in Dubai, we began subsidizing the startup from our pay rates. At the point when we got ventures from DP World-supported TURN8 gas pedal, we began focussing all day on the startup," adds Ehtesham.
The group is at present dealing with a membership based content stage to scale new levels from now on.