Today, there is almost a rush among the graduate students learning computer engineering to specialize in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Almost everyone wants to do a post-graduation in AI. That’s where world over, the maximum R&D is happening and AI is the new sunrise for new innovations and newer technologies.
What we learn is that even school going kids are fascinated by AI, especially robotics. While many manage to learn some skills online, there are quite a few educational tech startups which have seen this opportunity and are into the business of teaching these kids robotics. And all are online.
Like this one, SP Robotic Works (SPRW) works work to bridge a critical gap in conventional education, teaching technologies such as robotics, the internet of things (IoT), and virtual reality (VR). The course is online but so engaging that many feel it is almost one-on-one.
Students can register and purchase kits, priced between Rs5,000 and Rs15,000 and learn the basics through the videos provided to them. Since the time it began in June 2016, the company has sold over 5,000 kits and its revenue is over Rs.1.5 crore.
Chennai based, Lema Labs, a startup incubated in IIT Madras, conducts real, in-person classes. Theirs is a 6-month program of which 6 weeks are comprised of classes and four months of project work. They have trained over 4500 people since they began in 2013. Then there is Pune-based Robokidz, which has partnered with schools and sets up labs for a fee.
Now this is what we call having that perfect business idea!