We are now taking applications for our 2021 Winter Robotics CoLab.

Team Project Pathway: Winter 2021

Build your skills by actually building robots!

You have to make robots to learn how to make robots - Nicolas Rabault CEO Luos

Building on the success of last session in building the humanoid robot Reachy (Open Source Humanoid Robot by Pollen Robotics), we will be exploring the world of Human Robot Interaction Design.

Software Goals: Explore applications within the Reachy platform beginning with basic human games such as Tic Tac Toe to Simon Says. We will expand the exploration based on the goals of the team of students in the session. Possibilites include full telepresence integration, to even Virtual Reality integration for control and interaction. Other opportunities include integrating ROS (Robot Operating System).

Hardware Goals: This session we will be focusing on ways to expand movements to express emotion and interactivity. We will be adding a second arm, continuing development on the Orbita neck joint, and supporting the software developments with remote development on our Reachy.

The components and materials will be provided; you and your team will build and document your process towards a fully realized Reachy! Pollen Robotics are the developers of this open source project and all designs are under the creative commons BA-SY license.

Program Structure

Each week we will be implementing a widely used industry standard SCRUM Project Management process for the team. You will be engaging in weekly sprints towards our eventual goal and be held accountable for your tasks and goals by your team members.

Custom specialized workshops, mentor-led study halls, and intensive knowledge deep dive sessions will be held weekly throughout the program. These sessions are intended to target knowledge and skill gaps, and provide momentum to overcome obstacles.

Technical mentors will be guiding students along every step of the way, not lecturing, but enabling you to learn by doing.

Week 1 sessions:

We encourage in-person participation but can make allowances for virtual attendees. Tuesday & Wednesday sessions are compulsory. The Thursday and Friday sessions have leeway/alternatives if you have scheduling conflicts.

  • Tuesday 12th Jan 2021 (10am - 5pm) Robot Arm Hackathon
  • Wednesday 13th Jan 2021 (10am - 5pm) Project Planning/Kickoff
  • Thursday 14th Jan 2021 (1pm - 5pm) Collaborative Workgroup
  • Friday 15th Jan 2021 (2pm - 4pm) Team Cohort Show & Tell

Week 2-12 sessions:

Each week there are three group sesssions, usually:

  • Monday: SCRUM Checkin: Weekly Goals and Task Planning
  • Wednesday: Workshop or Open Workgroup with Mentor(s)
  • Friday: Show and Tell - What have you built this week?

Read more about our program here.

More questions? Watch our Info Session on 9/21

Apply Here to the 12 week Robotics CoLab starting Jan 12th.

Applications close midnight on Sunday January 3rd 2021.

What would you do with a humanoid robot like Reachy? Tell us in your application!

Not interested in working on a team project? Join us for the Individualized Project Pathway and set your own course. You'll benefit from all of the guidance, mentoring, and experience of our community of experts applied specifically to your custom project pathway.

You will receive full training and access to our tools and equipment ranging from bandsaws and laser cutters to 3D and PCB printers, plus membership to Circuit Launch is included.

This program is COVID compliant. Full social distancing and safety protocols are in place. Team sessions are part virtual and part small group in-person. The individual program can be attended virtually or in-person.

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