Summer robotics courses in Oxford St Hugh’s College Summer School
Summer courses in robotics (Summer Robotics Program)
- Age of students: 16-18 years
- Dates: 1-28 July
- Cost: 4495 £ / 2 weeks.
The summer program, specially accredited by The City & Guilds Institute of London, is designed for 16-18 year olds interested in studying engineering, precision and mathematical sciences - by creating robots based on Arduino schemes they will be able to significantly improve practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
During the two-week program, students will understand the principles of creating and programming robots to perform the most diverse tasks. The basic concepts of construction and design will gradually become more complex - from primitive samples to more and more technically complex structures: the teachers will specifically set before the students non-standard tasks that they will have to solve by creating autonomous mobile robots. Beginning with basic engineering knowledge, students will switch to Arduino system principles and C++ programming skills (they will not need special initial knowledge for the course), they will introduce sound, light, motion, distance and acceleration sensors, teach their robots to find and overcome / avoid obstacles . At the end of the program, the robot of each student must be programmed with a special SD card - final competitions and rather complex tests are arranged.
In each class, up to 10 people are engaged; on interactive master classes, the class can be up to 26 people; the intensity of the lessons is from 20 hours per week + master classes and lectures with invited specialists and speakers. At the end of the program the students will receive a solemn closing ceremony, where everyone will receive a corporate certificate with personal achievements and successes.