Kozhikode: A group of school students belonging to Pookottumpadam in Malappuram district stunned visitors at an exhibition by presenting a robot that performs the tasks of a compounder in a hospital. The robot can help patients by dispensing medicines and accept payments using an ATM card.
The new intelligent machine was displayed at the Malabar area Robotics Exhibition held at Nadakkavu GVHSS in Kozhikode. Students from Government HSS, Pookottumpadam who created the compounder robot not only attracted attention but also walked away with the overall champion trophy.
As many 150 students belonging to 20 schools who had received training at Atal Tinkering Labs took part in the contest and exhibition.
Meanwhile, Meppayur Government VHSS won the first prize in the robotics category at the exhibition, which was organized by Rotech Edu Services and UL Cyberpark. The other first prize winners were Koduvally Government HSS in the electronics category and St Mary’s Girls HSS, Payyannur in the 3D printing section.
The valedictory ceremony of the exhibition was inaugurated by A Pradeep Kumar MLA. The headmaster of Nadakkavu school K Jayakrishnan presided over the function. HSS Principal K Babu, VHSC Principal K Jaloosh, Rotech Edu Services MD C P Savad and Atal Tinkering Labs coordinator Rajeev Bose spoke.