The Robots are Coming! The Robots are Coming!

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Meeting Time:TTh 9:00-11:30
Offered this year?Yes
When Offered?Occasionally


This course is co-taught with Engineering/CS Prof. Iris Bahar and Maine artist Eva Goetz. This course aims to both augment existing artistic robots and design new dynamic interactive creations. The course encourages exploration of issues regarding spirit, self, technology, language, ethics, and sustainability as starting points for design. The class begins with several robots built by Eva Goetz for an installation in 2019. Students will spend the semester elaborating, enhancing, and extending these robots with new mechanical, electrical, and software features. Students will also be encouraged to develop and design their own creations. As the class (re)builds the existing robots, students will gain hands-on understanding of issues of engineering, design, and workmanship. Throughout the course, students consider and contemplate the uses of technology and its interaction within society. An installation of work created in this class at Brown is planned for the end of the semester.

Students interested in the course must register for ENGN 1931U

CRN: 18049