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SICSA Education Workshop – Curio

16 April @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

What is Curio? A smartphone-powered robotic platform.
What will we do? Gain first-hand experience programming Curio and brainstorm curriculum activities.

When? Tuesday 30th January 2024 – 9.30am to 2pm
Where? University of Glasgow – School of Computing Science
Cost: Free with tea/lunch included. Travel fees refunded.

How to apply: Complete our application form.
Program: View our current program (subject to modification).

We are excited to announce a SICSA education workshop on using Curio – a smartphone-powered robotics platform for hands-on artificial intelligence and programming activities in the classroom.

The workshop is open to computing and robotics educators and PhD students from Scottish universities who are keen to explore this new platform.

Participants will get first-hand experience programming Curio and will brainstorm together curriculum activities around the robots. The workshop sessions will be led by Dr. Jonathan Grizou, Dr. Mireilla Bikanga Ada, and Talha Enes Ayranci of the University of Glasgow.

The Curio platform offers an affordable way to teach coding, AI, and robotics. Students can program the robot directly via a webpage with access to all sensors. Students can learn to turn the robot into a self-driving car via computer vision or learn principles of user interface by designing and testing tactile controllers for Curio.

Registration is limited to 20 participants in order to provide the best hands-on experience. Attendance is free with tea and lunch provided. Travel cost will be reimbursed.

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For any questions, please email the organisers at jonathan.grizou@glasgow.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming fellow computing educators to Glasgow for a day of creative thinking on teaching computing topics through Curio’s applied robotics approach!



16 April
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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