Caring Robots

La Salle Almere

Program Description

Caring Robots

La Salle Almere

One course in two countries! The first week of this course is in Almere (The Netherlands), the second week in Barcelona (Spain). This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy and shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed expectations.

Dates and Schedule

Week 1: from 29.06.2015 to 03.07.2015

Week 2: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015

Course Duration

This course may be attended:

Week 1: in Almere (The Netherlands), for 1 week Full Time Week 2: Barcelona (Spain), for 1 week Full Time

Presentation

Course Level: Basic to Intermediate

Credits: 2.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance. With an extra assignment (paper): 4.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance

About the course

After a first week in Almere(Netherlands), where most of the lectures are theory based issues, participants move to Barcelona (Spain), in order to develop own prototypes. This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy for autistic children and older adults with dementia. It shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed our expectations. In fact, collaboration is the key to successful developments which is why we are targeting students from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Experts

Dr. Marcel Heerink and Dr. Jordi Albó.

Methodology

The course puts together students from social and technical studies. They will partly follow different tracks. The focus of the first week is on discovering the state of the art in this field. The focus of the second week is on actually developing and testing robots in teams of students with different (technical/non-technical) backgrounds. Lego Mindstorms and Arduino will be used as working material and the developed robots will be applied to some available specific user groups (e.g. children, older adults), evaluating both technical issues and user responses.

Objectives

The course aim is to learn about the newest developments of robots and their use in health and childcare

  • Developing and testing robots
  • Technical issues evaluation
  • User response evaluation
  • Team work
  • Networking

Who should attend?

Bachelor and Master students with a strong interest in the field of applied robotics, either from a social or psychological perspective or from a technological viewpoint.

Fee per stage*

€ 500 – Course + Course materials

  • A discount will be applied in case both stages are attended. In this case the total fee is of €850

Important note

Module will be opened only in case the minimum number of participants has been achieved. All registered participants will be informed about the go/no go decision the latest 24 hours after the module registration deadline via e-mail. Participants are kindly requested not to book their flights until formal go decision has been received.

Category

Engineering

Type of course

Summer School

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 10, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 2016
Duration
Duration
10 days
Full time
Price
Price
500 EUR
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Week 2: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015
Start date June 2016
Place
Netherlands Almere
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Week 2: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015
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Duration 10 days
Price 500 EUR
Course + Course materials * A discount will be applied in case both stages are attended. In this case the total fee is of €850