The students, also known as “Team X: The Thundercats!” work in Design Lab 1 because it is able to accommodate their unusual needs–they require workshop height tables to examine construction documents as well as computing programs and monitors available in the Digital Media Commons. They also utilized the projection system to rehearse their Case Study presentation earlier in the year. Good luck Thundercats!!
The course, taught by Professor Rasha Stino is available in both the Fall and Winter semesters.]]>
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The objective for students is not to find a “right” answer because there isn’t just one. Given the project specification, the goal is to perform better than other teams and convince the professor that each team can improve on the next project. It is interesting to see how the designs vary radically from team to team but all of them have the same goal in the end. Just as in the real world, it is difficult to create a system that is sophisticated in both design and theory so students must make sacrifices in some areas of the system in order to make improvements in others. Revzen says that students love to learn and it’s easier to learn if it is something you’re interested in. This doesn’t happen in regular robotics so he tries to make his class fun, interesting, and engaging.