Mobile Robotics

How does a machine learn? How can a robot sense its environment? How can it process information? How can it localise itself and navigate autonomously ? EPFL offers a high level summer school in collaboration with different high schools.


Summer school for high school students, June 29 – July 2, 2020

Discover the foundations of mobile robotics

During this 4-day summer school, participants will alternate theory sessions and practicals with Prof. F. Mondada and Dr A. Dame. They will explore the foundations of mobile robotics and dig into topics such as sensors, motion, control, local navigation, neural networks and machine learning.

Participants will notably learn how to program a behavior on a Thymio-robot making it able to sense its environment, map it and move around safely. They will also build a neural network allowing them to train the robot for specific behaviors.

Detailed program (2019)

 Tyhmio en piste Thymio

Some experience in programming (any language).
The course language is English.
Participation in the summer school is free of charge. Participants have to cover their living expenses (housing and food).
Some beds have been pre-reserved at Jeunôtel (the youth hostel in Lausanne) and at SwissTech Hotel (on the EPFL campus) until May 31.
EPFL, Lausanne
The summer school starts at 09:00 in the morning and finishes at 17:00 in the afternoon.
Applications are closed. Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


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