Scribner Seminar Program
Instructor(s): Alice Dean (F05 only) & Mike Eckmann (F11 only) Mathematics & Computer Science
Today's robots do things that humans can't or don't want to do: find and defuse bombs, navigate the Martian landscape gathering geological data, vacuum floors in houses. In a series of team projects, students will integrate tools from several scientific disciplines to design robots. Students will learn how designing a robot is affected by factors such as the laws of physics, choice among programming languages, and the imprecise nature of physical measurement and computer calculations. The student teams will document and present their projects to the class.