Running since 1988, there is a club in Csorvás, Hungary, for young students with ideas in technology. The Edison Klub gives support to young students to accomplish their ideas and try to make them work. During the process of trying to prototype their ideas or inventions the students at Edison Klub get hands on experience in different disciplines and it helps them to decide on their career choice later. The Edison Klub follows the philosophy of the genius inventor with the same name, who once said: “I didn’t fail, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”.
“I didn’t fail, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. Thomas Edison
The Edison Klub and how they handle young talent has gained a reputation in Hungary and encouraged more schools to start similar initiatives. One of PAL Robotics engineers was among the first generation of the Edison Klub, and nowadays he is teaching the Klub from his experience, and supporting such a successful initiative.
Last year the Klub won a formative plan for the whole scholar year, subsidized by European Union funds, with the reward of visiting PAL Robotics’ lab. The Edison Klub (a young group between 10 and 17 years old) could visit Barcelona and PAL Robotics offices and discover what we are working on. Humanoid robots REEM-C, REEM, and the mobile manipulator TIAGo also performed live demonstrations for them. They also had the chance to see old and historical platforms, such as REEM-A and REEM-B. It was a pleasure to receive so many young talents and share our passion with them!