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Thymio meets ECAL – A workshop with 50 Thymio Robots

Earlier this year at ECAL (Lausanne/Switzerland), students were asked to develop projects using the Thymio robot during a one week workshop. 50 Robots were available and the week began with an introduction to Thymio and its secrets by Prof. Francesco Mondada from EPFL. Students worked then in group with the task to make Thymio(s) write a word, all those words was then put together to form a sentences that you can discover in the video below.

The good thing about robots is that they do what you tell them to do. And, the bad thing about robots is that they do what you tell them to do.

Thymio is an affordable educational robot. It provides three main features: a large number of sensors and actuators, an educative interactivity based on light and touch and a programming environment featuring graphical and text programming. The robot was developed in a collaboration between the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL).

Workshop was led by Alain Bellet and assisted by Laura Perrenoud, Tibor Udvari (ECAL), Manon Briod, Maria Beltran (EPFL). Video by Arthur Touchais.

Projects in the video by: Pietro Alberti, Julie-Lou Bellenot, Benjamin Botros, Charlotte Broccard, Salomé Chatriot, Mélanie Courtinat, Edina Desboeufs, Bérénice De Casteja, Lara Défayes, Mylène Dreyer, Thomas Faucheux, Pierre Georges, Aloïs Geiser, Dongwoo Kim, Alexia Léchot, Erika Marthins, Jean-Pablo Mühlestein, Mohamed Maye, Elise Migraine, Arthur Moscatelli, Pablo Perez, Hélène Portier, Karen Pisoni, Andrea Ramirez Aburto, Stella Speziali, Mirko Stanchieri, Lina Vozniuk-Berzhaner.

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