Mobile robotics

How does a machine learn? How can a robot sense its environment? How can it process information? How can it localize 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

Practical information

Where and when
June 29 – July 2, 2020 at EPFL Lausanne
Some experience in programming (any language)
The course language is English
Participation in the summer school is free of charge, but participants have to cover their living expenses (housing and food). Rooms are pre-booked at Youth Hostel Lausanne and at SwissTech Hotel (on the EPFL campus) until May 31, 2020
Registration is closed
Please contact the Education outreach department for any question: [email protected]


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