AI Lab – Beginner Course






About ReadyAI Lab

ReadyAI Lab believes that all students should have access to artificial intelligence, not only students with computer science backgrounds or those who attend schools with highly developed technology programs. At ReadyAI Lab, we want to make AI learning a reality and help students to be empowered to use AI to change the world.

Location: 5777 Baum Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Class of Spring 2020

  • (Jan 7, 14, 21, 28) Tuesday 16:30 to 18:00
  • (Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1) Saturday 10:00 to 11:30
  • (Feb 5, 12, 19, 26) Wednesday 16:30 to 18:00
  • (Feb 8, 15, 22, 29) Saturday 10:00 to 11:30

Course Schedules

Session 1 – Meet Cozmo and Meet AI

The ReadyAI program focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) in robotics. So, it is important that students understand the AI capabilities of the tools. It is also important that students know they can set up the system and recognize that they will create a project in the program.

Session 2 – Computer Vision

This session allows students to describe what object recognition/facial recognition is, demonstrate their ability to program AI object recognition/facial recognition, and express applications for the features of Cozmo they experience.

Session 3 – Physical Interactions

Applying the principles of navigation, students will learn to navigate their AI units to objects and then manipulate the objects. Students will also be introduced to the limitations of AI manipulation not only with their own units but also in the world.

Session 4 – Interacting with the World

Applying the principles of object identification, students will assist their AI units to identify faces. Additionally, students will employ speech recognition and generation to associate their AI units with their commands. At the end of this session, students will also make a final project using the knowledge and skills that they developed through the course.

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