TT – “What are its functions? What can it do?” the boy asked, as he peered intently at the robot in front of him. No more than ten years old, his teacher tried in vain to get his attention. But the boy was mesmerised by the technological marvel before him, firing off question after question at the representative from Wepala, an innovation focused firm that introduces students to STEM concepts using robotics.
This youngster’s reaction was exactly what the TEDxPortofSpain organisers had in mind when they decided to shine the spotlight on technology (the ‘T’ in TED) by including a tech hub at their most recent event.