Courses

Summer school: Robot Interaction Design Experience

Would you like to take a RIDE with us?

Robot Interaction Design Experience (RIDE)

During this summer school you will have a hands-on experience of a number of practical design methods applied in the domain of human robot interaction. The focus lies on methods from Design Research (or maker research) such as co-design (participatory design), UxD and UcD applied in an interactive context with robots.

In this course we'll cover many different angles in robotics design, from working out application scenarios, wizard of oz prototyping and tinkering, as well as working with AI building blocks and getting down to the nitty gritty of robot control using open source tools like ROS, raspberry pi, and arduino. Furthermore, you wil gain experience in ideation methods, brainstorming and low-fi prototyping, scenario based design, mid-fi prototyping using animatronics hardware and specific toolkits, playtesting and high-fi prototyping using state-of-the art (social) robot hardware.

If you have some prior experience with hardware and programming, then this is the right course for you! But, this is definitely not obligatory! We welcome a group with broad and diverse interest!

By the end of this course, we hope to provide you with tools to work and play with and of course understand well the role that social robotics will play in our immediate future. We need creative minds on board to RIDE together the wave of the future of robotics!

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Topics

Aditional topics covered are:

  • Telepresence and tele-robotics
  • Wearable robotics
  • Co-bots
  • Current research projects at the University of Twente will be sampled and experienced

course leaders

Edwin Dertien dr.ir
Assistant Professor
Robby van Delden dr.ir.
Assistant Professor

Festival Schedule

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Day
Scenario based design and story telling
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a lecture on the topic and a first pitch.

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Lunch: Dutch olympics
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

During this lunch you'll do some typical Dutch games.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Band night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 17-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Scenario based design and story telling
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will again learn more on tools to use.

Pubquiz
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

We will host a cool pubquiz.

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sat. 18-08

Have a breakfast first.

Free day
Time:09:30 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 18-08

This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

Sensing
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a lecture on elementary sensing and analysis.

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Sensing
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspiration speaker over breakfast. 

Lunch: dancing
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a dancing workshop.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Movie night
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Ideation and future perspectives
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a brainstorming and mapping on the topic.

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Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. This lunch hast two topics: "Graffiti art" and "hydrogen ice cream". Curious? Join the lunch :-)

Ideation and future perspectives
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will have an introduction to some tools to use.

Lean simulation game
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 13-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing a lean simulation game.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 13-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspiration speach!

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Wrap up, show and tell
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will include an interactive session and the last lab tour.

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Wrap up, show and tell
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. A closure and farewell will take place.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 20-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Closing ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 20-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2018 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Meet your Buddy
Time:20:00 - 21:30
Day:Sun. 12-08

Meet your CuriousU buddy!

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Jogging & sightseeing campus
Time:15:00 - 21:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both! Jogging around campus will start 15:00 and 17:00


Don't want to do some sports, but you do want to see some cool locations on campus? During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 12-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Dinner: BBQ buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

We serve you a fantastic BBQ!

Lunch: Pinata & lab tours
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch "we have piñata's and some sticks to smash them! Furthermore you can go an our famous (university) lab tour.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Breakfast & keynote: Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speaker Parya Pasha Zade Monajjemih over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. Parya Pasha ZadeMonajjemih. Parya Pasha Zadeh Monajjemi, a Geoinformatics engineer specialized in spatial data management and GIS analysis with a keen interest in geo-visual analysis of movement data for understanding human behavior in the context of modern cities.  

Beach volleyball party
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

Together with your team you can join the Beach volleyball tournament!

Robot motion, haptics and dynamics
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tu. 14-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

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Robot motion, haptics and dynamics
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tu. 14-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and talk about tooling like for example Arduino.

Check-out
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tu. 21-08

Have a breakfast first.

Lunch: happy as a child
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. During this lunch you can be a child again and hit each other with water pistols! A famous CuriousU event :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Escape rooms
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

Play a games in our fascinating escape rooms!

Platforms and tools
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course. You will have some hands-on experience by visiting HMI lab.

Platforms and tools
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be an introduction to some tools that have been created here at the University of Twente.

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Breakfast & keynote: Stefan Kuhlmann
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 15-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to Stefan Kuhlmann over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Dinner: buffet
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 15-08

We will serve buffet tonight!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

Lunch: C- your future
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.During this lunch you'll get introduced to the programmes (MSc and BSc) that are being teached at the University of Twente. Furthermore we will have an expo with start-ups!

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Th. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Grolsch Summer Sounds
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Th. 16-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment @ Grolsch summer sounds

Co-design, co-bots and communication
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Th. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That will be a lecture on co-design and some use-cases to work on.

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Dinner: Happy Italy
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Th. 16-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Co-design, co-bots and communication
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Th. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and the tools to use on this topic.

daily programme

Day 1: Ideation and future perspectives

Day 2: Robot motion, haptics and dynamics

Day 3: Platforms and tools

Day 4: Co-design, co-bots and communication

Day 5: Scenario based design and storytelling

Day 6: Sensing

    

Day 7: Wrap up, show and tell

Want to know more?

If you need to know more, we have information available about the fee & programme, an admission checkregistration & paymentvisaaccomodation and the terms & conditions.