Weekend Robotics Experience at UGA


Register for the SEPTEMBER 8 - 9, 2018 Weekend

Register for the OCTOBER 13 - 14, 2018 Weekend

Join us for a weekend of robotics and computer technologies. You will be using the PLAY 700 system and the TASK software tool from ROBOTIS 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. This weekend is the same course that was offered in previous years; if you have previously attended our Weekend Robotics Experience or Summer Academy at UGA Robotics Camp, we have a special Advanced Robotics Programming event on November 3 - 4, 2018. 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

Families from outside Athens can stay at the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel and make a family weekend out of it. Bring your child for an enriching Robotics experience and enjoy Athens as a family. For room reservations or to learn more, visit the hotel's web site or call (706) 542-2134.

Ages: 11-14

Course Date Info:

September 8 - 9, 2018

October 13 - 14, 2018

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. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before the weekend begins.


Weekend Experience - $149

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 co-coordinator of the JETS-TEAMS Competition at UGA (Junior Engineering Technical Society). This is Dr. Thai’s ninth 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 have two options on how to obtain these items:

If you purchase the kit through us:
You will pay $100, and we will order the Robotis PLAY 700 kit. If you purchase the kit through us, you will receive it on the first day of the weekend experience, and you can take it home with you at the end of the weekend.

If you buy the kit on your own:
You will need to purchase the Robotis PLAY 700 kit from Robotis or Amazon online.

For more information on our robotics programs, you can visit the CNT Robotics web site.