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Robotics Lab Sparks Creativity, Innovation
U.S. Navy photo by Javier Chagoya

Robotics Lab Sparks Creativity, Innovation

By Javier Chagoya

NPS Systems Engineering student Lt. Ryan Beall demonstrates how a rapidly prototyped aircraft could perform in the field using the guidance control system he built in the RoboDojo laboratory, Feb. 10. Beall's prototype is one example of many different robotics and design possibilities open to NPS students through the various classes offered at the Robodojo.

"I came to the 3-D class and that led to a solid works class. I thought it was going to be hard, but it was extremely easy. Components are easily fabricated and can be made to be interchangeable to create a powerful prototype," said Beall who offered a presentation to NPS students on the lab's laser cutter and other design tools.

According to RoboDojo founder and NPS Department of Defense Analysis Lecturer Kristen Tsolis, NPS students can not only take advantage of the Robodojo's offerings; they can offer classes to interested students and faculty as well.

"The RoboDojo Lab is designed to promote hands-on learning with a flexible schedule. Generous volunteer mentors help the NPS community to learn about the basics of robotics … Most of all, the RoboDojo lab is here to spark the imagination," said Tsolis.

Students and staff can visit the RoboDojo web page for a full schedule of upcoming classes.

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