Our second workshop took place on 15th May 2008, in room 6113 of the Walker Lab at RPI, and had several themes: Existing hardware for educational robotics, software for robotics, and discussion with adopters of current technologies, and an exploration of the possibilities for Social Robotics using existing platforms.

The agenda focussed on four platforms. The Scribbler robot and Myro software, from the Institute for Personal Robots in Education, the iCub robot from the European Robot Project, representatives from Microsoft Robotics Studio, and the key personnel from the Tekkotsu programming platform.

A summary document for this event is now available for download.

A brief agenda and directions to the Walker Lab are below:

8:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome: Introduction to NSF grant

9:15 a.m. Session: Scribbler/Myro

Doug Blank (Bryn Mawr)

10:15 a.m. Session: Microsoft Robotics Studio

Stewart Tansley (Microsoft Research)

11:15 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m. Session: iCub/RobotCub

Giorgio Metta (University of Genova)

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Session: Tekkotsu/Regis/ARTSI

Dave Touretzky (CMU)

Andrew Williams (Spelman College)

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Panel: Platforms and Social Robotics

A panel discussion on current and future platforms capabilities

6:00 p.m. Dinner (optional)


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Parking has been arranged in the North Lot.

To obtain access to the North lot you can enter off Peoples Ave across from 13th street. Drive straight ahead through the raised gates and park anywhere closest to the opposite end (towards Sage). You can walk southbound towards the inner campus down the steps using the Sage Avenue crosswalk and enter campus there, (between Bldg # 7 and 10 on campus map). From this point is is a short walk westbound to Walker Lab, Rm 6113. (Bldg #4 on campus map)