Free ticketed event
In this workshop, we will 1) introduce attendees to the motivation of the class and its structure, 2) lead them through a series of hands-on robot and mechanical design exercises using the robot kit and the app to design and prototype simple mechanical contraptions to more complex machines and robots, and 3) demonstrate first-hand how to incorporate significant design activities in the classroom while teaching concepts from Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Programming.
The robot kit works with off-the-shelf electronics, open source software, such as Arduino, and employs an open architecture to allow users to design and make their own parts. The software served through a web browser is the first app of its kind, which helps students design planar linkages for robot motions. The app implements algorithms developed through an NSF funded award to the presenter.
We will provide first 20 registered attendees a robot kit to take home at no cost to them.
Dr. Anurag Purwar is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University and an elected member of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Committee and of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
He is an award-winning teacher, researcher, TEDx speaker, and inventor of several technologies, some of which are available as products in the market. He has received several best paper and outstanding research awards, excellence in teaching awards, and the top 100 design awards for his inventions. He received the SUNY FACT2 award, two SUNY Research Foundation Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) awards, A.T. Yang award for Theoretical Kinematics, and Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Purwar has led more than 125 technical projects in mechanisms and robotics, wave-, and wind-energy harvesting, physical therapy and rehabilitation devices, aircraft components, and consumer products design, with a cumulative in-cash funding of $4.4M supported by National Science Foundation, industry, NY-state SPIR, NY-state Center for Biotechnology, Sensor-CAT, SUNY Research Foundation, and SUNY Office of Provost. More than 175 students have been supported on these projects.
He is currently an Associate Editor of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering and of International Journal of Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines and has served as the Conference and Program chair for several ASME international conferences. He has also served as guest editors for several special issues of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and the ASME Journal of Medical Diagnostics and Therapy.