Workshops (P4 Level 3)
How do you create a product that expresses personality traits like shyness, curiosity and aggression? Join robot designer Carla Diana in using coding and tinkering techniques that can be translated into the expressions of future products. Starting with a look at some of the robots she has designed, she’ll provide an overview of how sensor input and actuator output can be synchronized to bring an ordinary product like a vacuum cleaner to life. Then, you’ll learn to code and build one yourself using Arduino, sensors and motors.
Participants will build a two wheeled robot that moves in different ways depending on light sensor inputs. It may chase lights aggressively or move away from them with different behaviours. This workshop is inspired by the work of the neuroscientist Valentino Braitenberg, who studied how through simple electronic designs, machines can perform human behaviours.
The materials kit for the workshop is 48€.
Participants should bring their laptops.
This workshop is fully booked. Nevertheless we recommend you go onsite and check if there has been any last minute cancellation.