UTIAS professor teaches robotics in Myanmar

In March 2019, Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) visited Yangon, Myanmar to teach a week-long course to 25 engineering, computer science and physics university students. Photo courtesy Jonathan Kelly.

In March 2019, Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) visited Yangon, Myanmar to teach a week-long course to 25 engineering, computer science and physics university students. Photo courtesy Jonathan Kelly.

Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) recently returned from a week in Yangon, Myanmar, where he partnered with a startup accelerator to teach robotics to 25 local university students.

Kelly visited Yangon and taught a week-long course that included an introduction to robotics and a few days dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI) and how to program software for self-driving vehicles.

“These students came in to listen to me talk for four hours at a time, even after they had finished a whole day of classes,” says Kelly. “I was blown away by their technical knowledge and their dedication to come and soak up as much information as possible.”

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