Students from Bangladesh are going to have an opportunity to take part in International Robot Olympiad (IRO) from the current year. The organizing committee of this Olympiad added Bangladesh in their website as member officially on March 18, 2018.

International Robot Olympiad Committee of South Korea is the organizer of this Olympiad concerning to the robotics of school and college students. From Bangladesh, a volunteer organization ‘Bangladesh Open Source Network (BdOSN)’ has been responsible for the organization and management of this Olympiad.

Coordinator of the robot concerning program of BdOSN Mr. Ridwan Ferdous as an observer participated in the 19th International Robot Olympiad held in Beijing, China and applied for membership. Later, after following all the regulations of the organizing committee, this membership has been confirmed finally.

Addressing the students to utilize this new opportunity, ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak said- This recognition will be supportive for our students to get established globally with standardization. Our government is to take different initiatives on robotics, Artificial Intelligence, BigData etc to confront the 4th Industrial Revolution.   

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