Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tech Savvy - 2011 Robotics Workshop

As has been the tradition over the previous years, the Automation, Robotics, & Mechatronics Laboratory hosted the Robotics Workshop and Outreach Program for the third consecutive time as a part of this year's "Tech Savvy 6-Tech Savvy Girls with No Limits… Anything! Anywhere!" by working together with AAUW-Buffalo branch on March 12, 2011.  The outreach program comprised of an overview presentation of robotics/mechatronics, virtual reality/haptics, and virtual prototyping given by Dr. Krovi (click here to download PPT slides: here) and "touchy-feely" hands-on demos for workshop participants.

The session was attended by approximately 45 students from different parts of the country (split evenly into 3 sessions), who belonged mostly between 6th- 9th grade. The students were able to get hands-on experience with mechatronic-systems, mobile robots as well as interact with haptic interfaces motivating them to learn about novel applications of modern robotics and mechatronics.

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