Regular fees: 325 - 450 EUR
RobotCraft is a two months intensive internship and summer-course programme. After the tremendous success of last editions, RobotCraft's 6th edition is coming in the summer of 2021.
BASIS OF MOBILE ROBOTICS
Acquire 3D modelling, 3D printing and electromechanical concepts, applied to the design of mobile robots.
Explore the Arduino platform and the ROS framework for the low-level and high-level control of mobile robots.
BUILD YOUR OWN ROBOT
Consolidate all concepts taught towards the design of a mobile robotic platform and compete with your friends!
Intern’s attendance is assessed using the unique RFID cards used as individual identification. To obtain the certificate, the intern must comply with the following attendance:
• Lessons (theoretical classes, seminars, workshops, etc.): 60 out of 84 hours
• Laboratory: 24 out of 36 hours (4 out of 6 week laboratories)*
* Attendance outside predefined laboratory days do not make up for missing laboratories.
Craft #1 (C1): Introduction to Robotics (4,5h T)
Presentation of lecturers, mentors and interns (T);
Presentation of RobotCraft 2021 and the different crafts it comprises (T);
Introduction to robotics, describing the history of robotics and its evolution (T);
Presenting mobile robot morphologies, namely sensors and actuators (T);
Brief literature review related to robotics, presenting the necessary basic theoretical concepts (T);
Craft #2 (C2): Introduction to Programming (16,5h T)
Introduction to C/C++ programming (T);
Craft #3 (C3): Mecatronics (6h T | 6h L | 6h H)
Introduction to electromechanics in mobile robotics (T);
Electromechanical assembly of the mobile robotic platform (L).
Craft #4 (C4): Mobile Robotics Programming (12h T | 12h L | 12h H)
Introduction to C language applied to Arduino programming (T);
Describe the features of Arduino solutions and ATMEL microcontroller (e.g., hardware architecture, cycles, pin configuration, communications), using the Arduino Mega board (T);
Identify the different wireless communication technologies used in robotics (e.g., RF, Bluetooth, AdHoc, ZigBee) (T);
Introduction to low-level algorithms, flowcharts and pseudocode (T);
Acquire skills in the sensor and actuator practice used in robotics (T | L);
Develop a typical differential kinematic application using Arduino Mega (L | H).
Craft #5 (C5): Introduction to Linux (12h T)
Introduction to Linux OS (T);
Craft #6 (C6): Robot Operating System (24h T | 12h L | 12h H)
Introduction to ROS (T);
Describe ROS features (e.g., stacks, publish-subscribe, topics, rosserial), and provide specific examples and case studies (T);
Present ROS-compatible simulators, such as Morse, Stage and Gazebo (T);
Introduction to high-level algorithms, flowcharts and pseudocode (T);
Follow ROS tutorial under simulation environment (T | L);
Explore rosserial for Arduino – ROS communication (T | L);
Develop a typical remote sensing application using both Arduino and ROS (L | H).
Craft #7 (C7): Artificial Intelligence (6h T | 6h L | 6h H)
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, presenting different paradigms and some real applications (T);
Introduction and importance of integrating biologically-inspired models in robotics (T);
Formalizing a mobile robotic approach, devising biologically-inspired algorithms and finite-state machines (T | L);
Develop a streaming architecture to exchange all necessary data between Arduino Mega and Raspberry Pi 3 (e.g., sensor readings, encoders readings, actuators control, etc.) (L | H);
Craft #8 (C8): Competition (6h T | 27h O)
Discussion of the competitive events, rules and prizes (T);
Consolidate concepts learned over all crafts and test the mobile robotic platform under a specific scenario (O).
Regular fees: 325 - 450 EUR
Rua Nossa Sra. da Conceição 146
4445-147 Alfena , Portugal