FABlab impresses German delegates



FABlab impresses German delegates

Posted on February 21, 2017 10:10 AM

The Parliamentary State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Thomas Silberhorn, toured NUST’s Fabrication Laboratory (FABlab).

He was accompanied by the Namibian Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development (MITSMED), Dr Michael Humavindu, and by the German Ambassador to Namibia, HE Christian Schlaga.

The 15-member delegation, witnessed an exhibition of an assortment of innovative projects, where students and entrepreneurs showcased a range of products such as locally produced drones which aim to provide solutions to the healthcare industry and anti-poaching efforts. The drones can be used to deliver medical supplies to remote areas and they can also be used to monitor and track down poachers. Another prominent display during the visit was “LARRY”, which is a self-driving autonomous robot rover designed to navigate roads.

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