Social Robotics Program

This workshop presents basic computer science concepts by focusing both on the core fundamentals of robotics and the role of social interaction in future robot platforms. This workshop engages students with interesting tasks that explore the capabilities and ideas behind robotic platforms. We try to meet students "where they are", allowing them to explore robotic concepts in terms of exercises based around every day real life scenarios. Prior tasks explored in early versions of this workshop included home aides to help with brushing their hair, and robots designed to assist in buying ice cream and fetching it from the freezer.

Contact: Jennifer Goodall
Phone: 518-442-3191
School, college, division or unit: College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Partners: Union College, National Center for Women & IT, Time Warner Cable/Connect a Million Minds