African Project Aims To Innovate in Educational Robotics
A student programs a LEGO Mindstorms robot during a class at Ashesi University in Ghana.
Abibiman mma a wɔn anigye robot ho, yɛnkambom!
That's how you say, "African robot enthusiasts unite!" in Twi, one the main native languages in Ghana, a vibrant nation of 25 million people in West Africa.
Roboticists there and in the United States are launching today an initiative to enhance robotics education, research, and industry in Africa. The African Robotics Network (AFRON) wants to mobilize a community of institutions and individuals working on robotics-related areas, strengthening communication and collaboration among them.