ULAB ETE and EEE jointly organize seminar on "Path to Zero Robotics"
Mr. Mizanul Hoq Chowdhury took the position of Zero Robotics (ZR) Scientist, Administrator and Architect position at MIT Space System Lab. After joining ZR project, he re-architected, designed and developed the online satellite simulation environment which mimics the International Space Station (ISS) module environment using Low-latency and high-performance multi-threading and parallel programming. For more than a decade, the International Space Station (ISS) has provided hands-on educational opportunities that encourage students to transcend passive learning, engaging them as interactive participants. From 2000 through 2012, there have been more than 42 million students, from 44 countries involved in different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities aboard the space station. Unfortunately, Bangladeshi students did not get this opportunity. Mr. Chowdhury strongly believes that Bangladeshi students are intelligent and more than capable enough to join the Zero Robotics tournament, which is the only robot programming tournament available to students that runs inside the ISS. The world is becoming increasingly reliant on virtual communication, Artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, and hyper-connected people through internet technology. Mr. Chowdhury emphasized that if Bangladesh is to become a global front-runner in those sectors, we must start by encouraging and educating the youth through opportunities, like Zero Robotics, which foster real world expertise. The translatable skills that students will develop during their participation in ZR will prepare them for success in any field because this has the capacity to transform Bangladesh in all sectors.