15:30 - 17:00 Workshop "Mona: an Affordable Open-source Mobile Robot for Research and Education"
The workshop is free to attend, but advanced registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mona-an-affordable-open-source-mobile-robot-for-research-and-education-tickets-37982468586
Duration: 60 to 90 min
Requirement: Laptop/PC with installed Arduino Software
The main goal of the workshop is to show how easily we can start to program and control a low-cost, open-source, and open-hardware robotic platform. During the workshop, we will program the main functions of the robot from scratch. The workshop will include: motion control, IR proximity sensors, serial communication, and the possibility of using external modules e.g. RF transceiver, XBee, and Raspberry Pi Zero.
Mona robots will be provided for the workshop.
Dr Farshad Arvin
Farshad Arvin is a Postdoc Research Associate at School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the The University of Manchester, UK (since July 2015). From 2012 to 2015, he was a Research Assistant at the Computational Intelligence Laboratory (CIL) at the University of Lincoln, UK. He was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship to be involved in the FP7-EYE2E and LIVCODE EU projects during his PhD study. Farshad visited several leading institutes including the Institute of Microelectronics at Tsinghua University in Beijing and recently, he visited the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa as the visiting research scholar. His research interests include swarm robotics, autonomous systems, and collective robotics. He has developed several swarm robotic platforms including Colias and Mona.