The partnership with Meritus AI is pitched as a “pioneering precedent” for AI and robotics education

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

April 3, 2024

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Ramana Prasad, Meritus AI founder and Claus Christensen, Secretary General of WRO
Ramana Prasad, Meritus AI founder and Claus Christensen, Secretary General of WROMeritus AI

Meritus AI, an Indian provider of AI-powered robotic kits, has partnered with the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) to provide robotics tools to India’s colleges, as part of an ongoing effort to enhance STEM education in the country.

The partners said the collaboration is a “first of its kind” for any Indian company and sets a “pioneering precedent” for AI education.

Meritus AI said the project will also work to provide new tools for competitors in WRO’s annual robot competition, specifically for students in the Future Engineers category. The company will provide its wheeled robot platform, CV Pro, and educational resources to students developing innovative solutions for autonomous vehicles as part of the collaboration.

“Our CV Pro AI kit will spearhead the Future Engineers competition, having been selected as the preferred partner by numerous global teams,” said Aditi Prasad Meritus AI’s COO.

Meritus unveiled its CV Pro kit at the GITEX Global conference last October. The open-source robot is designed to “delve into the realms of AI and autonomous vehicle technology” and includes computer vision, a powerful microcontroller, sensors and a swappable battery pack. 

The kit is compatible with several programming languages, including Python, Android Studio, Flutter, OpenCV, TensorFlow and TF Lite, making it deployable in educational and professional applications.

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"We are thrilled to collaborate with WRO to promote AI education and showcase India's talent globally," said Ramana Prasad, Meritus AI’s chair. "Through this partnership, we aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in an increasingly technology-driven world."

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Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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