Founded in the year 2014, Zebra Robotics has taught over 1000 students in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. “What merely started as casual sessions to teach robotics to our family friend’s children quickly transformed into a multi-location evening, weekend and summer camp program in the neighbourhood”, said Sharmila Govindarajan, co-founder of Zebra Robotics, while talking about the inception of the company.
Zebra Robotics plans to open 5 centers in Bengaluru by the end of this year, and 20 centers across various regions of India next year.
“We have always thought about coming back to India, and we are finally ready to give local kids easy access to robotics and coding classes. Zebra Robotics India has been made possible due to countless hours put in by JV partners, Collatrix Technologies Private Limited, friends and family members. While we have a long way to go, we have definitely taken our first step in the country,” she added.
"Learning should be hands on and fun. Especially when it comes to something so fascinating like robotics, kids should work together to solve a challenge in a friendly atmosphere without feeling pressurised,” co-founder Satish Thiyagarajan stated while stressing on the importance of a fun-filled environment in a classroom.
The unique approach of Zebra Robotics has proved to be truly essential for its students who have not only participated in but also won several competitions, awards at provincial and national levels. Some students have also represented Canada in the World Robotics Olympiad, which adds another feather in their cap.