Gaming robots wow visitors at school’s STEM careers event

Feb 04, 2019

Reach Robotics gave a display of Mekamon, a gaming system featuring four-legged battle robots that combine robotics, augmented reality and immersive play.

Reach’s founder and chief executive Silas Adekunle said that Mekamon’s main aim was to entertain. However, he wants to develop it as a tool for future robotics and STEM education.

He had been inspired to set up Reach Robotics by coding courses he took while at school, he added.

Reach Robotics PR manager Megan King said: "It was amazing to engage with so many passionate students. Education is central to the Reach Robotics brand ethos and it has been so valuable to showcase our new education offering here.”

A total 16 companies attended the event at Thornton College near Buckingham to meet students and talk about the breadth of opportunities and job roles available.

They included representatives from local employers KPMG, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever, accountancy body ICAEW, Leica Geosystems, Vodafone and Renault F1.

Thornton College’s employment and enterprise adviser Jo Scott said: “It was brilliant to see the students so engaged and gave so many the opportunity to find out more about jobs in the creative and innovative STEM sector.”

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing start up economy in the UK and the college is committed to host regular  events to inspire students’ interest in the science and technology sectors, she added. 

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