The Robotics Academy is currently in its third year of operation on a grant from the National Science Foundation. This research program was created to mimic the real-world design process, where not everyone on the design team is an engineer. This helps to show the applicability of the research, something that is found to encourage different types of learners, especially women.

The Robotics Academy involves two teams each year, with four to eight members in each team. Majors involved include:
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Science
Engineering Psychology
and Child Development

All majors work together to design the robot, and all majors are involved in educating undergraduates and elementary students about the project.

The Robotics Academy chooses its projects based on one of the following fields:
Nano-Robotics
Tele-Robotics
Medical Robotics
and Educational Robotics

The Robotics Academy also incorporates a large outreach component. This outreach not only helps to reach future engineers, but also helps the engineers improve their communication skills.

 

News:

2004/2005 Projects Underway!
The Robotics Academy is kicking off its third year with a couple of new projects underway. Tufts University seniors worked over the summer to get a head start on this years challenges.
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Second Annual Race Across Campus!
On Friday, October 22, the Robotics Academy held the second annual Race Across Campus robotic relay race. Teams built robots as fast as they could to overcome four different challenges.
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0212046. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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