One course in two countries! The first week of this course is in Almere (The Netherlands), the second week in Barcelona (Spain). This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy and shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed expectations.
Dates and Schedule
Week 1: from 29.06.2015 to 03.07.2015
Week 2: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015
This course may be attended:
- Week 1: in Almere (The Netherlands), for 1 week Full Time
- Week 2: Barcelona (Spain), for 1 week Full Time
Course Level: Basic to Intermediate
Credits: 2.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance. With an extra assignment (paper): 4.0 ECTS credits + Certificate of Attendance
About the course
After a first week in Almere(Netherlands), where most of the lectures are theory based issues, participants move to Barcelona (Spain), in order to develop own prototypes. This course gives an overview of the emerging possibilities in the field of applied robotics to the assisted therapy for autistic children and older adults with dementia. It shows how researchers from very different disciplines are collaborating on robots that have capacities that may exceed our expectations. In fact, collaboration is the key to successful developments which is why we are targeting students from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Dr. Marcel Heerink and Dr. Jordi Albó.
The course puts together students from social and technical studies. They will partly follow different tracks. The focus of the first week is on discovering the state of the art in this field. The focus of the second week is on actually developing and testing robots in teams of students with different (technical/non-technical) backgrounds. Lego Mindstorms and Arduino will be used as working material and the developed robots will be applied to some available specific user groups (e.g. children, older adults), evaluating both technical issues and user responses.
- The course aim is to learn about the newest developments of robots and their use in health and childcare
- Developing and testing robots
- Technical issues evaluation
- User response evaluation
- Team work
Who should attend?
- Bachelor and Master students with a strong interest in the field of applied robotics, either from a social or psychological perspective or from a technological viewpoint.
Fee per stage*
€ 500 – Course + Course materials
* A discount will be applied in case both stages are attended. In this case the total fee is of €850
Module will be opened only in case the minimum number of participants has been achieved. All registered participants will be informed about the go/no go decision the latest 24 hours after the module registration deadline via e-mail. Participants are kindly requested not to book their flights until formal go decision has been received.
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