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Humanoid robot Sophia at Techfest 2017; is she really sentient?

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By Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327  Email: stevfern@gmail.com

 

Sophia’, the first robot  to receive citizenship of a country( Saudi Arabia), was introduced to Indian audiences  at  Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay’s (IIT-B) annual Techfest

The saree-clad android, who greeted students with a namaste, is a social-human robot i.e. she can recognize people, make around 50 facial expressions, talk, respond to queries and an make eye contact . Read more

First robot ever to get a citizenship and a galaxy of tech titans will enthrall at IIT Bombay’s Techfest

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By Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327  Email: stevfern@gmail.com

Techfest is the annual science and technology festival of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.  Techfest is known for hosting a variety of events that include competitions, exhibitions, lectures as well as workshops.

Started in 1998 with the aim of providing a platform for the Indian student community to develop and showcase their technical prowess, it has now grown into Asia’s Largest Science and Technology Festival  with a footfall of 1.65 lakhs in its latest edition.   The activities culminate in a grand three day festival event in the campus of IIT Bombay which attracts people from all over the World, including students, academia, corporates and the general public. Read more

Techfest, IIT Bombay conducts a nationwide Innovation Challenge for Std 8-10 students in collaboration with ISRO

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By Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327  Email: stevfern@gmail.com

With the aim to develop imaginative and innovative thinking among school students, Techfest, IIT Bombay with the support of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Kerala, initiated Innovation Challenge for school students in collaboration with Science Olympiad Foundation(SOF). SOF is widely known for its National Science Olympiad (NSO) exams for school students. More than 4.2 lakh students across 42800+ schools from 8th to 10th grade participated in the challenge. Read more


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