Engineering Toyland: making music and toys with smart engineering

By designing robots that can haunt a house, teach kindergarteners and play the glockenspiel, engineering students at Tufts are learning about such sophisticated concepts as programming, computer vision, artificial intelligence and control systems.

They design and build bots in Ethan Danahy’s course Simple Robotics—one of 10 exploration courses in which first-year engineering students can test-drive the different fields of engineering. “We use the Lego Mindstorms robotics toolset and engage in some really high-level robotics concepts,” says Ethan Danahy, a research assistant professor of computer science and the engineering research director at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).

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