Girls Design Robots 2020

Jenny Kinard and Jiyoo Jye
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Session 1: Jul 6-17, 2020

Robots. They’re everywhere. From giant robotic arms that help assemble cars to humanoids that resemble us to fierce battlebots that combat each other. 

Enter: nimble bots. They are quick and light when they move - like the deft, swift fingertip motion of the orchestrator. They can walk around, transport materials, swim, fold, and even dissolve and disappear.

In this Studio, we will seek inspiration from the world of micro & nano robotics and identity the use and demand for small, nimble robots. These robots will be designed to take advantage of their unique material properties and targeted scale to perform novel and customized tasks. Whether it's the "crumb seeker" that crawls through tight crevices to scavenge for leftover cookie crumbs or the "origami bot" that folds itself to swim through the sewage pipes and repair drainage- their tasks are unlimited. Students will learn how to integrate external sensors and actuators to design and fabricate their own personal robot. Together we’ll imagine various deployment scenarios for the next generation of robots that are small for a very good reason. 


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Focus Skills/Subjects/Technologies:

   Design

   Engineering

   Programming

   Electronics

   Robotics (Arduino, Sensors, Actuators)

   Rapid Prototyping


Prerequisites:

  • Enrolling students must be between the ages of 11 to 13 (or grades 6-8)

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