Your own mobile robot

Design, build and control your own mobile robot. This is what this pre-university week, organized by the EPFL Education Outreach Department, offers to high-school students.

Learn how to connect electronic components, program a microcontroller and create 3D models.

During this pre-university week, participants will dive into the theory and application of mobile robotics using the micro:bit board to conceptualize, design and build their own robot.

The theoretical and practical sessions will allow them to first acquire the knowledge and skills, then immediately put them into practice to program and build a microcontroller using Python.

While applying what they learned about sensors, motion control and machine learning, they will be able not only to improve the mobile robot’s design, navigation and capacities, but also to teach it specific behaviors.

Practical information

Where and when
July 1-4, 2024 at EPFL (Lausanne)
The exact times have not yet been determined, but the activities will take place in a time frame from 9:00 to 17:00; a detailed program with the final schedule will be sent to the participants
Motivated high school students with some experience in programming (any language)
Teaching staff
Dr A. Dame accompanied by EPFL students
CHF 50.- (excl. VAT).
Lunch on the first day will be provided. Lunch on the other days and any accommodation costs are at the charge of the participants.
Online registration before May 1, 2024 by clicking on this link

Each student may register for one pre-university week per school year.
Exceptions may be considered if sufficient places are available.
Please contact the Education Outreach Department for any question: [email protected]