Saaraketha has formed a partnership with Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh U.S.A. This university has a centre called the “CREATE lab”. CREATE stands for Community Robotics Education And Technological Empowerment. Here they use technology to empower communities.
This university has given us “Gigapan”. GigaPan is a collaborative project between Carnegie Mellon Universityand NASA Ames Intelligent Systems Division's Robotics Group with support from Google. Its goal is to facilitate the taking of large (gigapixel) composite pictures, presenting the data as a single image and providing efficient web storage, browsing and zooming of such images.
These images are like high definition 3D pictures of locations, which opens it up to the world. It is also used to improve the English and technological knowledge of the village children. We at Saaraketha ask the village children to take the pictures, upload them and describe them in English. This increases their horizons by allowing them to link with other children world over and by increasing their contact with technology and English.