Monday, March 15, 2010

Tech Savvy 2010 Robotics Workshop

On March 13, 2010, working together with AAUW Buffalo Branch, The Automation, Robotics, & Mechatronics Laboratory hosted a Robotics Workshop for "Tech Savvy 5: Tapping into our Technological Future" for girls in grades 9 - 12 in the Western New York region on March 13, 2010. Approximate 36 students (in 3 sessions) attended our workshop entitled "Haptics: The Touchy-Feely Side of Robotics" this year (download PPT slides: here).

The workshop, consisting of presentations followed by 3 hands-on demos, allowing the students to explore use of different haptics devices, expose them to the multiple applications and even program sample motions of a mobile robot (a first programming experience for many of them).


Video highlights:

ARMLAB Website: The Automation Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory: ARMLAB

In the news:

Gifted Math Program March Symposium Highlights

As part of our ongoing outreach activities, Dr. Krovi presented "Mechanisms & Robots: Geometry in Motion" (in 2 sessions) to approximately 50 students of outstanding mathematics ability from 7-12 grades in the Western New York region, on March 10, 2010.

In this presentation (download the presentation: here), Dr. Krovi shows how mathematics knowledge can be useful to solve problems in mechanisms and robotics, and most importantly, how can one get started. The following video contains highlights of the program and presentation.

For more info about Gifted Math Program: Here