The Colorado Space Grant Consortium at CU-Boulder hosted an all-day Robotics Workshop in the Discovery Learning Center Nov. 19, which was attended by students and faculty across the Front Range. Participants came from CU, UNC, CSU, CSU-Pueblo, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, and Metro State College, along with a few K-12 schools.
The Robotics Workshop was designed to train Colorado faculty and students in the basics of building an autonomous robot, with the ultimate goal being to provide the skills and experience needed for student teams to build more robust and complex robots to compete in the Colorado Robot Challenge in April 2012 at Great Sand Dunes National Park.
Participants left the DLC with fully functioning, autonomous robots they built and programmed during the workshop. CU Space Grant staff and students will facilitate two more robotics workshops in southern Colorado and on the Western Slope.