*ADVANCED STUDIO - Recommended for High School Students, Post-High School Gap Year Students and/or Returning NuVu Students*
The world of healthcare and the corridors of hospitals are full of robots. From personal assistant telemedicine robots such as the Vasteras Giraff that help in the care of patients, to micro robots that give surgeons ways to operate with greater precision, to delivery bots such as the Aethon TUG that move around the hospital dropping off supplies; these smart machines give extra support to patients and doctors. What will the future of medical care look like with medical robots at the service of doctors, healthcare professionals, and everyday people at home?
In this studio, students will be collaborating with doctors and medical groups in the Boston area to design the next generation of medical robots while learning the basics of electronics, microcontrollers and computer programming. Students will learn how to integrate their medicalbot with external sensors (from simple switches and buttons to heat/temperature, light, gas, touch) and actuators (such as motors, lights, speakers, solenoids, valves, fans) to turn their ideas into moving, sensing machines. We will empower students with the physics (electricity and magnetism), engineering, 3D modeling, robotics, and programming skills they need to bring their medicalbot visions to reality!
Physics (Electricity, Magnetism)
Robotics (Arduino, Sensors, Actuators)
Digital Fabrication (Laser-cutting, 3d Printing)
- Enrolling students must be any of the following:
- High School Student
- Post-High School Gap Year Student
- Returning NuVu Student