Robots are coming to a port near you! We often think of massive cranes that move huge colorful containers off ships, depositing them at dockside. And in Los Angeles, robots take over. This port authority uses robotics to “choreograph” the complicated dance that keeps goods flowing into and out of its ports. Is robotics the most efficient way for seaports to cope with rising global shipping traffic? Can robots outperform human crane operators and cargo haulers? Can seaports can reduce the amount of time ships sit in port and boost port productivity? Here is the challenge formula: waterfront property (limited) + volume of global cargo (increasing) x number of ships (and related hauling equipment and the required freedom of movement) / 24 hours = SPACE ATROCITY!!! Automation isn’t just about handling more cargo. Automated systems also allow seaports to boost the efficiency of one of their most limiting, finite resources: space. The real opportunity is densification. Robotics allows you to use existing land more efficiently. These are the questions we will be considering when we build our prototypes in our two-day deep learning camp. We will see how our roboticists transform their answers into their robots. Class: Build and Remote-controlled robotics Age: 5+ Date: December 26-27, 2019 (2 days) Price: $180 Please call Rosa Chen to answer any of your questions: 713.598.5250 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For last minute walk-in customer, a $50 fee will apply in addition to the full program tuition.