Social Robotics Consortium

The demand for computer scientists is outstripping the supply. To build student interest, this consortium uses Social Robotics as a platform to deliver computer science education. Students utilize robots as a platform to learn key computer science concepts, begin to program, and learn about both hardware and software and the interplay between the two as part of a multi-school effort to deliver a unique educational experience for the Capital Region. This National Science Foundation award brings together researchers and educators from UAlbany's ILS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Schenectady County Community College, Union College and the Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium. This is a partnership among the Departments of Computer Science and Informatics, and the Institute for Informatics, Logics, and Security Studies.

Contact: Nick Webb

Phone: 518 442-3082
Email: nwebb@albany.edu
Website: http://www.socialrobotics.net
School, college, division or unit: College of Computing and Information
Department or subunit: Department of Computer Science