The Secret Life of Robotic Pets

General description

Have you ever thought about what your 4-legged friend would look like when transformed into a robot?

Are you fascinated by robots and want to know how you can create one at home from scratch?

If the answer to either of those questions is “YES!”, then apply for our BEST Course!

Surrounded by beautiful castles, forests, and vampires, the city of Cluj-Napoca invites you to discover its people and culture. Embark on your adventure and discover the heart of Transylvania.

During this trip, you'll get an insight into how you can create a robotic pet by yourself - from the wires and components that it requires, all the way to designing it in 3D software and making it move with an Arduino microcontroller.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Computational Sciences , Computer Engineering , Computer Science/Automatic Control/Informatics , Control Engineering/Systems engineering , Electrical/Electromechanical Engineering , Machine & Instrument engineering/Design , Mechanical Engineering , Mechatronics
Content and topics:
Course on building a quadruped robot that will move with the help of an Arduino microcontroller. It will require a servomotor, a lot of electric wires, and many other components. The program written for the robot will involve C syntax and will be implemented in the Arduino IDE which provides an easy way to write and execute code. Creating the robot with 3D modeling software like Solid Works and creating a design of electrical circuits and components for a microcontroller in Eagle .
Learning goals and objectives:
Understanding the process of building a robot from the ground up and developing skills in designing microcontrollers, creating robotic parts in 3d design software, and programming servos to make the robot move. The course will also develop communication and teamwork skills.
Examination type:
Project with final presentation or evaluation of the final prototype.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivational letter, answers to the questions and interest in the topic.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Student dorms or hostel
3 meals per day, at least one warm
Public transportation during the stay in Cluj-Napoca