From July 2 to 27, 2018, Riga Technical University (RTU) Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Courses Unit organized its 3rd international summer camp “Robotics. Real-Life Applications of Intelligent Design “, where 27 students from 10 countries – Australia, USA, Mexico, Kazakhstan, China, Moldova, India, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and France – perfects practical and theoretical knowledge in robotics, 3D modeling, artificial intelligence and other areas related to the industry.
The aim of the summer school is not only to provide international students with high-quality knowledge from RTU faculty members and industry representatives who provide with the necessary theoretical and practical information in developing a functioning robot, but also – to promote a deeper understanding of the Latvian language, culture, history and education. Incorporated activities related to the Latvian language and culture in the summer school program, its organizers hope to enhance the recognition of Latvia abroad and to promote co-operation between RTU and higher education institutions in engineering fields. In this context, the organizers of the summer school – the RTU Foreign Students Foundation and Short-Term Course Unit – are grateful to the State Education Development Agency for the financial support provided to 10 students from 7 countries http://viaa.gov.lv/eng/scholarships The Robo Camp Summer School students used the possibilities offered by the RTU Design Factory Laboratory “the LAB” and the “Latvenergo” Creative Laboratory – 3D printing, laser cutting, soldering, etc. Moreover, the summer school organizers want to express gratitude to the RTU Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology and robot development company “RobotNest” for providing intellectual and technical support. Besides all the activities and practical classes organized students were introduced to Latvian companies representing information technology, mechanics, mechatronics and electronics during the summer school. Robo Camp hosts such companies as HansaMatrix, Mass Portal, Giraffe 360 and SAF Tehnika.