Upcoming workshops for Stuckeman School students focus on design robotics

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A group of faculty and students in the Department of Architecture is hosting a series of three workshops for Stuckeman School students this semester that are centered on how to program, simulate and control automated robots. The first workshop, on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will focus on robotic light painting. The workshop on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will center around robotic drawing. The final workshop in the series is on Dec. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will cover robotic pick and place. All of the workshops will be held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space. Students will work with a wide range of robotic applications and learn how to: program, simulate and control ABB industrial robots; connect tools and devices to the robots; and define custom workflows. The workshops are being organized by Özgüç Bertug Çapunaman and Elizabeth Andrzejewski, both architecture doctoral students, along with faculty members Benay Gürsoy, assistant professor, and Marcus Shaffer, associate professor, both in the Department of Architecture. While no prior knowledge in software or robotics is necessary to attend the workshops, previous experience with Rhinoceros is preferred. Participants should bring their own computers; PCs are preferred. Applications are now being accepted and space is limited. For more information and to apply, visit http://stuckemanrobots.wix.com/workshops.