21st of March from 14:00 to 15:30. Room Braila
Educational programs should carefully take into account this transformation and provide suitable learning tools to students.
Furthermore, learning and dissemination resources and tools are also needed outside of the formal educational system, to all the people that have to use and interact with robots but that do not have specific technical background. To address this, new learning and dissemination tools are needed to make robots accessible to a wider population. However, such resources are still limited outside of already technically-inclined users.
The Workshop consists of a hands-on demonstration of selected teaching robotic tools:
- EduExo: an Educational Wearable Robotics Kit
- ROS (Robot Operating System)
- 14:00 – 14:10 Introduction to the Educational Toolkit 1: “EduExo: an Educational Wearable Robotics Kit”. Camila Shirota (ETH Zurich)
- 14:10 – 14:40 Supervised work with the toolkit(small groups of 3-4 people)
- 14:40 – 14:50 Introduction to the Educational Toolkit 2: ROS (Robot Operating System). Jordi Pagès (PAL Robotics, INBOTS)
- 14:50 – 15:20 Supervised work with the toolkit(small groups of 3-4 people)
- 15:20 – 15:30 Presentation of work, best presentation award
Camila Shirota is a Senior Research Associate at the Rehabilitation Engineering Lab of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Neurology at the University of Zurich. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University for her work at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, in tripping recovery of unilateral transfemoral amputees. She is interested in locomotor control, balance, and rehabilitation.
EduExo: an Educational Wearable Robotics Kit
Wearable robotics is an exciting emerging field at the intersection between engineering and biological disciplines. However, there are few training tools available that include both aspects. Here, I will introduce the EduExo, an educational robotics exoskeleton kit, will be introduced. Workshop attendees will be able to have hands-on experience with the hardware and handbook, working on short projects.
Dr. Jordi Pagès
Dr. Jordi Pagès received a PhD degree in Computer Vision applied to robotics from the University of Girona and the University of Rennes I (France) in 2005. He joined PAL Robotics in 2009 to provide robots with visual perception. Since 2014 he is Product Manager of TIAGo family of robots.
ROS (Robot Operating System)
The open source Robot Operating System puts high-level developments accessible to everyone. At PAL Robotics, we have made available the ROS Simulation of all our robotic platforms publicly at ROS Wiki. Besides, we have also published useful resources like a comprehensive set of TIAGo Tutorials of all levels, which enable anyone to get started in robotics, enhance their programming skills or learn how to develop complex robotics applications. This workshop will focus on learning how to program a robot by following TIAGo ROS Tutorials.