Europe’s technological facilitators and innovators came together to organise the Startup Village 2018, a tech conference which took place from 31st May till 1st June 2018 at Russia’s Skolkovo Innovation Center. During this two-day long conference, Bangladesh’s first robotics company Planetar Limited presented their local products. IRA which stands for Intelligent Robotic Assistant is an artificially intelligent humanoid robot that was presented at the conference and it won the hearts of the audience. Rini Eshan Khushboo, a young researcher and the CEO of Planeter Ltd. was present there as a representative of the company.
The prototype of the robot was built in 2016. In the same year, it was showcased at the four-day long yearly conference organised by Institute of Engineers Bangladesh. It was also showcased at the ICT EXPO 2016. The robot had been hired by Lira group of Industries to give a presentation for Lira group at the Annual Dealers’ Conference, organised by Lira group of Industries at Bashundhara Convention Hall.
In June 2017, the ICT division of the Government provided an ‘ICT Innovation Fund’ for further research and development of IRA. After innovations, Planetar Ltd. took part in this Russian conference with a new and improved IRA.
Equipped with machine-learning and artificial intelligence, the robot is able to present and converse. Rini, Rakib, Tanvir, Farshid, Arif and Mumu are the people primarily working in the construction of the robot.
On June 9 , 2018 ULAB Media Club hosted a workshop on Comic Journalism on June 9. It was open for all college and university students. 59 trainees were registered from different institutions.
On June 3, 2018 a two-day long inter-university art and photo exhibition themed Feere Jao Oitijhjhe (return to the traditions) was held at BRAC University’s Mohakhali campus on June 3, 2018. The exhibition presented about 300 arts photographs taken through the lens of about 150 students.
On June 2 , UIUDC ( United International University Debate club ) became the runner-up at the first SDF-Environmental Debate Championship 2018.
On June 8 , NUB organized a seminar at the Department of Business Administration titled 'Opportunities for NUB Students at Nantong College of Science and Technology- China'.
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