Wake Up, Join the Robolution!

General description

Will robots rule Earth in the future? We don’t think so, but we can’t really predict that. We are sure that we can’t live with that fear, because, until now, robots have been very helpful to us. Robots use was spread from industry to healthcare, from toys to housekeeping and it seems their field of action has no limits! There are many different kinds of robots but they all have similar genesis. Their skills are created by man and improved each day by many brilliant minds. And since they become more important each day, everyone should try to keep up with them, that’s why we say “Wake up, Join the Robolution!” We have gathered some of the best Portuguese teachers on this field and we want to show you how robots work, how does a robot play football, how does a robot bark, how do you work with a robot! We will have theoretical classes, practical classes, case studies presented by specialized companies and excursions to some of the finest robotics laboratories! We also are preparing an amazing social program to make sure you will have the BEST time of your life! You’ll discover how beautiful Porto is, why is Douro (Gold) River called like that, how tasty is Porto wine, the wonderful beaches by the Atlantic Ocean and our fantastic parties! We know you can’t resist this invitation. So see you next September in Porto, and don’t forget to bring your BEST Spirit!

Academic information

Content and topics:
Learning goals and objectives:
Learn the basics about robots and robotics.
Examination type:
Written exam + Group project + Engineering Competition.

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
20 students will be selected and we will try to keep the 50%-50% gender distribution, as well as a good nationality diversity.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Youth Hostel or Univerty´s Residence.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the University´s canteen. Traditional portuguese food.
Public transports like bus, train and metro.