Pop-Up Workshop on Linux-based Robotics in Education

February 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

To Attend: email Rose Chase rchase14@jhu.edu

Location: 107 Malone Hall

Louis Whitcomb (JHU) and Thomas Bewley (UCSD)

This is an informal workshop and discussion session on the topic of
Linux-based robotics in education, with a focus on low-cost robots that
are easy and relatively inexpensive to deploy to students.  UCSD’s
Professor Thomas Bewley will lead the discussion with a description of
the EduMIP, a ~$150 self-balancing two-wheeled robot that runs Linux,
and how he employs these robots in his classes.  JHU’s Louis Whitcomb
will discuss his nascent use of the EduMIP with the RObot Operating
System (ROS) for his graduate course in robot systems programming.
There will be demonstrations.

Participants are invited to present a brief informal discussion of how
they use Linux-based robots in their curriculum.

Some links:
Homepage for Tom Bewley’s MAE144 – Embedded Control & Robotics​ at UCSD

Homepage for Louis Whitcomb’s 530.707 Robot Systems Programming at JHU


Thomas Bewley
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Laboratory for Computational Sensing + Robotics