Weekend Robotics Experience at UGA

Join us for a weekend of robotics and computer technologies. You will be using the PLAY 700 system from ROBOTIS and two software tools: TASK from ROBOTIS and SCRATCH 2 from MIT to learn the fundamentals of robotics. You will learn programming skills and be introduced to a variety of mechanical components used in building robots. The weekend will cover robotics design concepts and help you understand the importance of engineering and technology! Each weekend will cover the same information, so please only attend one. For the weekend, students can either purchase the robotics kit through us or on their own. If ordering through us, the order must be placed no later than three weeks ahead of time.

Ages: 11-14

Course Date Info:

March 25-26, 2017
April 29-30, 2017

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Students will check in on Saturday morning between 8:30am and 9:00am at the Computer Lab in the Georgia Center. The program will end at 4:00pm each day. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before the weekend begins.


Weekend Experience - $100

Robotics Kit Purchase (optional through us) – $100

We will begin the weekend by covering the fundamentals of robotics programming, so this course is appropriate for both beginners and students with some previous robotics experience. Students must have access to a Robotis PLAY 700 Kit for this camp. See the section below titled “What you need for camp” for further details.


Chi Thai is a retired Associate Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia where he taught and performed research on Multispectral Machine Vision and Robotics. He earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of California at Davis, and his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northrop University. He currently serves as the Robotics Instructor for the UGA-Duke TIP programs, the co-coordinator of the JETS-TEAMS Competition at UGA (Junior Engineering Technical Society). This is Dr. Thai’s sixth year working with our youth programs.

What you need for camp/program: 

In this camp, we will use the Robotis PLAY 700 kit to build and program our robots.

You will need to purchase the Robotis PLAY 700 kit from Robotis web site or from Amazon online.