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Intro to Walking Robots Bootcamp (in-person, with custom hardware kit)

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Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

8 Somapah Road

Building 3, Level 2, Room 4

Singapore, Singapore 487372

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Singapore's only robotics program of its kind. Build your own bio-inspired walking robot from scratch!

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Learn first-hand from two of Singapore's most creative roboticists

Brought to you by Whyte Labs, in this 3-day bootcamp, now once again in-person, participants will learn to apply basic science, math and coding to bring their very own animal-like, walking robot to life, from scratch!

Taught by two leading robotics researchers and entrepreneurs, experience a 100% hands-on, exploration-based approach, to take you through the entire journey of what it takes to build a complex robot from scratch. Give your kids an overview of both the hardware and software, DIY-style, while equipping them with the skills to bring their craziest ideas to life.

Receive your own custom walking robot kit, delivered to your doorstep, and join us online, as we welcome you to the World of robotics, and help you build, wire and program your robot.

Only basic prior experience with Arduino needed. Suitable for ages 11 & above. Adults welcome to join too!

Dates & Timings

Aug 3, 5 & 6 | 10am-5pm each day

Lunch will be catered.

Learning Objectives

Process over Outcome

At Whyte Labs, we believe that the journey is where the most crucial learning happens, and through our exploration-based pedagogy, we are here to help guide you through the real and raw experience of building your own complex machine, all by yourself.

  • Understand the fundamentals of building a walking robot from scratch.
  • Understand the electronics and system architecture underneath a complex robotic system.
  • Hardware is rarely perfect. Get a first hand experience at putting a complex electronic system together. Learn to troubleshoot and debug wiring, mechanical assemblies and code, under the guidance of two experienced roboticists.
  • Learn and apply the basics of text-based coding.
  • Understand the physics of walking and how the robot balances itself.
  • Programme the robot to balance and walk!

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Programme details

Day 1 & 2 - Build & Wire

  • Intro to Biorobotics by Aditya and Jeremy.
  • Understand the basics of animal anatomy and robot design.
  • Build and wire up your own walking robot, from scratch.
  • Test and troubleshoot your electronics, to ensure everything is working in sync.

Day 3 - Learning to walk

  • Cats, horses, spiders, dogs. So many pairs of legs! Understand the kinematics of walking, running and how different animals balance.
  • Develop the walking algorithms and program your robot to walk, using Arduino/C++.
  • Test, debug, put everything together, to truly bring your robot to life.
  • Keen to experiment more? Try more complex maneuvers!

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Get a custom certificate

All participants who successfully complete the bootcamp will receive a custom certificate from Whyte Labs, endorsed by Aditya and Jeremy.

Custom Walking Robot kit included

Receive your own six-legged Walking Robot kit (U.P. S$800), designed by Whyte Labs. Build it during the bootcamp, and continue experimenting on it at home, or even use it for continued advanced lessons with Whyte Labs!

What you need to bring

  • Laptop
  • Laptop charger
  • Mouse

Pre-requisites

This bootcamp requires you to be familiar with Arduino. No prior experience with Arduino or coding? Get up to speed with our 4hr Intro to Arduino & Biorobotics programme!

COVID-19 update

Please note, that in-case government regulations do not allow in-person classes to be held, this bootcamp will be converted to an online format instead, with the hardware kit delivered to your doorstep.


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What they're saying about us

" I think it was a very real, raw and positive experience for the kids to go through all the various issues together with Jeremy and Aditya, and see how they were also gritty, committed, practised thinking on your feet, iterated and troubleshot along the way. The way I see it, this course isn't just about learning robotics. Lots of valuable lessons to draw from these few days, including witnessing how adults encounter and overcome challenges. Our kids need to grow up being comfortable with making mistakes, failing, picking themselves up and not giving up. 💪

It was great that you guys didn't just spoonfeed the solutions. Process over outcome. That is the true and lasting value and impact of learning.

Despite my son having PSLE to prepare for and mid-yr exams to return to when school reopens, this multi-day course was our BEST decision, and the best ever use of his time we could never have dreamt of. All credit goes to you both, Aditya and Jeremy!!

Thank you very much for sticking it out with the kids, far over and beyond the original hours committed. Really appreciate it!!!"

- Carol, whose 12-yr old son attended the Intro to Walking Robots Bootcamp, in the online format, in early-June 2021.

"I enjoyed the Bootcamp very much. I have learnt the foundation of Arduino and used it to build a six-legged walking robot from scratch. Actually, I was a little anxious before attending this camp because I did not have any experience in programming. However, when I started to learn, I gradually relaxed because Mr Koh and Mr Kapoor were very encouraging and supportive. When I was not clear about a particular concept, they taught me again and again until I finally understood. I really appreciate it. I have successfully made a walking robot in three days. It was so fulfilling! "

- Shao Ze, age 12, who attended the Intro to Walking Robots Bootcamp, in March 2021.

"I thought the camp was very engaging as making robots move is something you don’t do in school and this camp gave me the opportunity to be able to build an actual walking robot. For humans, walking might be easy but for robots, coding it to walk was very difficult. When I was programming, it was quite hard to program it to walk but it was challenging and fun and with the help of my instructors, I was able to get the robot walking!

Going forward I am keen to explore more on various types of things I can do with the robot, even beyond walking!"

- Taku, age 12, who attended the Intro to Walking Robots Bootcamp, in December 2020.


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Brought to you by a young startup

Our instructors Aditya Kapoor and Jeremy Koh are the founders of Whyte Labs, a startup developing cutting-edge, interdisciplinary robotics technology.


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Deeply passionate about demystifying robotics and science, they are now out to share their years of experience, to help young tinkerers unleash their own creativity. They themselves began experimenting with bio-inspired robots back in their University days. While they faced a steep learning curve, having to teach themselves about biology, electronics, robotics and so on, it was this foundational experience that put them on the path to exploring their dreams. They went on to build one of the World’s most advanced bio-inspired soft robots, to aid in disaster-response missions. They have been based in both Singapore and Switzerland, and won multiple international awards for their work.

Questions?

Feel free to WhatsApp or call us at 91633471, or write in to info@whytelabs.com, and we will get back to you at the earliest.

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Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

8 Somapah Road

Building 3, Level 2, Room 4

Singapore, Singapore 487372

Singapore

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