|Place, Dates & Organisers
Place: Brussel, Belgium
Dates: 4 July 2013 to 13 July 2013
University: Free University of Brussels (VUB)
(See University profile in BEST university centre)
BEST Course on Technology
Fee: 40.0 euro. Convert to
Depending on the country of your university, the amount of fee
can be lower. [Read more]
Application until: 18 Mar 2013 at 23:00 CET
Application deadline has passed.
| Participation requirements:
Prior knowledge required
(100 ECTS points in bachelor in engineering including basic electronics, programming skills and CAD modeling.
Students are asked to clearly mention in the application CV their level in CAD software, electronics, basic C programming and robotics (preferable including examples). As such we can make multidisciplinary teams for the robot tasks.)
Academic complexity: Advanced [Read more]
Working time: 29
The past 50 years majority of the robots was found in factories where they do the so-called 3D jobs (dangerous-dirty-dull). Nowadays in many research institutes the coming generation of robots is prepared: robots that will work in our daily environment like home or office and this in a broad range of applications. Robots will help disabled and elderly, edutain our children, assist in the household and many other fields. Maybe robots will be as present in our lives as computers are today.
- Fields of activity:
- Content and topics:
Human-robot interaction - Applications - Technology - Research issues
Firstly, an overview of different applications of robots will presented, especially robots that will take care of humans like rehabilitation robots, prostheses and robots for robot assisted therapy especially for autistic children. During a lab visit, you will also see different of the robots developed in our lab (http://mech.vub.ac.be/multibody/research_topics.htm).
Secondly, you will experience the complete design cycle to make a robot
yourself From CAD models you will make the prototype of the robot using
state of the art rapid prototype machines as laser cutters, 3D printers,?
The robot will be controlled using an Arduino microcontroller that you
will program yourself and design the electronics to connect the sensors
and actuators. This all by working in a modern Fablab at the Erasmus hogeschool Brussel.
- Learning goals and objectives:
1. Introduction to robots for human-robot interaction
2. Going from CAD models to prototypes using rapid prototype machines
3. Designing and soldering the electronics using sensors and actuators
4. Programming Arduino microcontroller
5. Integrating mechanics, electronics and programming to make the robot work
- Examination type: A presentation of your project in front of a jury
- Number of ECTS credits issued:
Information for applicants
- Selection criteria for participants: Interest in the field of human-robot interaction
All of these are covered by the event fee.
- Lodging during the event: The participants will be lodged in the university's dormitories
- Food during the event: The food will be prepared by the organisers
- Transportation during the event: Mainly use of public transport: metro in the city of Brussels and train when visiting further.
For more information about this event, check out the following links
(these links lead to outside this website - if they turn out to be
unavailable, please try again later):