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!
Aditional topics covered are:
- Telepresence and tele-robotics
- Wearable robotics
- Current research projects at the University of Twente will be sampled and experienced
Stay tuned! The updated course schedule will follow soon. In the meantime, check out the below schedule of our previous edition to get a preview.
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