Robots and automation are being used to improve productivity across industries such as agriculture, warehouses, and rehab centers. The purpose of the robotics summer program for teens is to expose students to this exciting area with lots of opportunities. Hands-on electronics, programming, and fun projects are the key elements of this summer course. You will expect to get your hands dirty on wheeled robots (line following robots), robotic arms (UR5 robot, delta robot), sensor and data processing, and some basic control system concepts.
Excursions may include research facilities on the forefront of the latest technology innovations at Cal Poly.
Bo Lui, Ph.D.
Dr. Bo Liu is an associate professor in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering Department at Cal Poly State University. He received his doctoral and master’s degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He teaches coursework in the areas of electronics, sensors, data acquisition systems, and robotics, and conducts research in artificial intelligence and mechatronics applications in agricultural production and processing. His research projects have been funded by private companies, state and federal agencies. He has been invited to present research projects at various universities, national and international conferences.
This program is run in partnership with Cal Poly Extended Education. Instructors are Cal Poly faculty and provide access to the same facilities that Cal Poly students enjoy.