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Join us at BIYSC! How can I make a robot social ?

By Jordi Albó (Visiting Professor at Tufts University / Associate Professor at La Salle BCN / Robotics Director at La Salle Almere), co-coordinator of the project “Bioinspired/Social Robots and IoT: an example of a Cloud Robotics System“.

Foto_1_Taller La Salle

To be or not to be a robot, this is the question. The near future is bringing robots to everyone live, and you might be an active player of this future. These robots are becoming social, what means that are performing social behavior like humans or animals do.

How can I make a robot social, and how I can make it feel emotions, and how I can feed it with information through the connectivity to the social media? Let’s do that in this workshop that covers the fundamental topics about nowadays robotics: Cutting-edge Arduino-based technology microcontrollers, electronic sensors, mechanical actuators,  internet of things and cloud computing, affective computing, evolving systems. Participants are going to work on teams and learn by doing:

  • To build their own social robot from scratch.
  • to design its embodiment and behavior
  • to 3D print the pieces
  • to build, assemble
  • and integrate them with the sensors, processors, and actuators
  • to code the behavioral control system
  • to connect them to the public network to make them interact with them and with real people
  • and to test them in a real environment

Foto_2_ Taller_ La Salle

This workshop is for all these people who is interested not only in the technology (no previous experience is required) but also in the biology, psychology, and humanistic side of the intelligent machines that are going to surround our lives in the next present.

Join us at BIYSC! Your challenge is to identify a problem unsolved, or improperly unsolved in our society. Search how nature fixes it. And design a robot that solves it. Finally, you will have to extend the capabilities of your robotic platform providing connectivity to the cloud, turning your robot into an IoT device.  APPLY NOW!

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BIYSC is an International Scientific Challenge programme, that aims to connect the most passionate science students with the best researchers in their field. Registrations are open, do not lose your place! If you like science and you are between 16-19 years-old you cannot miss BIYSC from July 11th to 22nd 2016 in ‪#‎Barcelona! 10 projects, 10 ‪#‎research centers, two weeks of practical courses to work in research centers side-by-side with researchers, ‪#‎scientific conferences, debates, visits to the research centers and much more! Are you in? www.biysc.org

Excellence and recognition awards

La Salle Campus Barcelona is one of the founding members of the University Ramon Llull, one of the most innovative and modern universities in Spain. Its success is based on its quality education, which fully responds to society’s current needs. La Salle is a Campus of International Excellence because of its high quality and prestigious education, delivered through a very practical and differential “learning by doing” methodology. La Salle presents a new model of university: an institution that offers holistic programs in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Art, Design and Technology and Entrepreneurship. La Salle Campus Barcelona offers training at all levels from Bachelor’s Degrees, Master’s Programs, PhD Programs to research areas.

Director of the center: Josep Martí Santos  Renowed Researcher: Xavier Vilasís Coordinators of the project: Jordi Albó-Canals and Alexandre Barco

  • La Salle – URL is in the 3rd position of SAP Master, according to “El Mundo” newspaper´s ranking of masters 2015.
  • Eight Masters of La Salle – URL are in the first four positions in the Spanish Thematic Ranking, published by Eduniversal.
  • La Salle – URL is ranked among the 150 best universities worldwide, being the only Catalan university in the Global Employability University Ranking, published by the “The New York Times”.

biysc _research centers and collaborations 2016

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