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Introduction to Robotics 36-3620

Students learn to read wiring diagrams and design and build basic electronic circuits for general applications. Students use commercially available tools to design, build, and program a simple functional robot that interfaces with a computer. Completed work and work in progress are shown in a group critique setting.

Prereqs: 36-1501 Intro to Programming: Theory&Concepts, 36-1300 Digital Image Design

Coordinator : Tom Dowd Tdowd@colum.edu
Students will be able to...
  • Learn basic electronics and fabrication. 
  • Approach the creation of motion control systems in a logical fashion by task/function definition. 
  • Build their own robot using open source tools. 
  • Create their own robot or set of functions as a final project. 
  • Explore the concepts of robotics and art as problem solving. 
  • Be familiar with New Media & Robotics practitioners' works. 

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