Riara University has launched a new Robotics, Embedded Systems and Digital lab that is going to enhance the studies of students at the University. The lab was opened in partnership with Airtel Kenya which helped towards equipping the lab.

The event was graced by Mr. Rahul Chhabra – High Commissioner of India in Kenya, Dr. Manu Chandaria, Chairman, Chandaria Industries and Mr. Tom Mulati, Acting Director, Technical Education from the Ministry of Education.

The Robotics laboratory answers to the need of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is characterized by the convergence of breakthrough technologies – such as advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, virtual and augmented reality, wearables and additive manufacturing – which allows individuals to use connected technology to enhance and manage their lives.

Lauding Airtel’s support on behalf of the Department of Advancement and Internationalization of Riara University, Ms. Sumita Mukherjee expressed her gratitude to the Airtel team for partnering in the launch of the laboratory. “We are thankful to the Airtel team for helping us to fulfill the dreams of Riara University by owning a high-end Robotics lab which will be used not only for intrinsic use but also for extrinsic innovation.”

In a statement, Airtel’s Managing Director, Prasanta Das Sarma, said, “Airtel as a technology company, understands that the use and adaptation of the rapidly changing technological advancements in the education sector are impossible to ignore. Therefore, we are happy to partner and collaborate with like-minded institutions such as Riara University that share the same vision of empowering the youth through availing technological solutions that not only enrich their lives but also those of the communities that they come from.”

The Robotics, Embedded Systems and Digital laboratory will play a central role in in driving the conversation on youth empowerment and enhancing positive impact in the society through the adaptation and use of technology.