Workshop on Innovation for Disaster Management

Under the Eyantra initiative and as a follow up of the Eyantra training on introduction to Robotics, the workshop on Innovation for Disaster Management is underway from 24th July - 26th July with participants from Sherubtse College and Faculty and Students from CST. In the first stage in Bhutan, four faculty members each from the College of Science and Technology, The Royal Academy, Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, and Sherubtse college were trained in "Introduction to Robotics using Firebird Kit". After which a task-based training will help set up a robotics lab in the colleges.

The workshop is led by the President Dr. Cheki Dorji and resourced by Prof.Kavi Arya (Professor IIT Bombay) Prof V. Menon (Disaster Management Expert), Sumit Sen (Geospatial Infrastructure Expert), Kiran Despandey (Co-founder Mojo Networks), Mr. Thinley Norbu, Chief of Disaster Risk Reduction and Prevention, Department of Disaster Management, Royal Government of Bhutan where the participants use Design thinking to find a solution to Disasters in Bhutan.

Under the eYantra initiative Prof. Kavi Arya of CSE Department, IIT Bombay has established 350 eYantra Labs in Engineering colleges in India. More than 700 faculty members have been trained at IIT Bombay and over 100,000 students exposed to the design thinking using Artificial Intelligence, Robotics.