Gridbots Academy

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2. Click on “Summer Youth Programs”

Dates: July 24, 2022 – July 29, 2022 (Actually July 25, 2022 – July 29, 2022)
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Dates: July 24, 2022 – August 5, 2022 (Actually August 1, 2022 – August 5, 2022)
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Cobot is in trend, not the same as industrial robot anymore!

 International Federation of Robotics (IFR) defines a cobot that is distinctively different from industrial robots:

GridBots Academy is the summer camp to promote interdisciplinary collaboration of engineering and computing. This cultivates our young generation to work synergistically that starts in the K12. We believe that our children should have access to these fundamental skills that would allow them to thrive in college. As we have different software systems that have been promoted in computer engineering and computer science, it is our duty to promote to high schoolers so that they would have a better understanding of how they interact with computer and robot arms would do. This would also help them to gain in-depth experiences by applying the skillsets they already learn in school.
Learn to interact with a cobot!

GridBots Academy is collaborating with Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Program (SYP) to offer a one-week camp this year focusing on kinematics. Immerse yourself in mechanical systems, learning the mathematics and algorithms needed for programming, automation, computing, and engineering! In this Michigan Tech faculty-led course you’ll get a taste of careers in engineering and computing while building the team skills professionals use every day. Specifically, we will promote applications and make it fun.

The tentative schedule of the one week summer camp would be in St. Paul area. The two weeks are August 1, 2022 and July 25, 2022.

Applications of collaborative robotic arms is wide-ranging and far-reaching!

An embedded system is a combination of computer hardware and software designed for a specific function. A robotic arm has programmable logics that allow instruction of multiple functions and coordination among their peers within a larger system. The systems can be programmable or have a fixed functionality. 

We will promote Python and Robotic Operating System (ROS) in our summer camp that will include emerging sensors to coordinate an assigned task. The proficiency in programming and how to debug is essential the important skills to prepare for college success.

We aim to help students to review calculus and how the geometry can be critical skill for the robotic arm to learn and coordinate errors. The translation of the 4-axis robot arm may be subject to difference both in theory and implementation.

Electricity distribution network provides power to all working arm cobots in a process pipeline. We envision that utilization of economic power sources will lead to effective use of power when the tariff is different. This is also why we name GridBots Academy, i.e., the interaction of power grid and robots as the future of work!

"From the power system perspective, the new electrical loads are the cobots in a manufacturing company that may operate the production 24/7. It is imperative that we prepare our children for the high tech jobs as earliest as in high school so that they understand the interdependence of power grid and cobots!"
Chee-Wooi Ten
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering