AI Lab – Intermediate Course


Lab 2019 Fall Intermediate
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Terms and Conditions for ReadyAI Lab AI Workshop

1. All students must be dropped off or picked up by an adult with a government-issued ID. If students will be picked up by a different person than the person dropping the student off, please provide a written notice with both people’s names at sign-in.

2. Late Pick-Up Policy:
There will be a late-fee assessed for children who are picked up after their respective pick-up window. The late fee is $1.00 for each minute past the hour. Repeated late pick-ups may result in the removal of the participant from the program, with no refund for prepaid programs.

3. Medical Needs/Allergies:
ReadyAI is not permitted to administer medication to program participants. In the event
of a medical emergency, ReadyAI will administer first aid, CPR, and rescue in the best
interest of the child. Parents will be contacted if care is administered. Allergy medications may be administered if and only if directed in writing by the child’s parent/guardian. ReadyAI does not provide any kind of health insurance for the duration of the workshop. Parents need to present healthcare information and or any allergies to ReadyAI at sign-in.

4. Special Circumstances:
Parents and guardians are required to inform ReadyAI in writing of any special circumferences which may affect the child’s ability to participate fully and within the guidelines of acceptable behavior, including, but not limited to, any serious behavioral problems or special circumstances regarding psychological, medical, or physical conditions.

5. Parent Participation:
It is not necessary for parents and guardians to participate in or accompany the students during the workshop. However, if parents or guardians wish to participate, they must present a government-issued ID and receive a badge in order to enter the facility.

6. Belongings:
Students are responsible for their own personal belongings.

7. Photo Release:
I understand ReadyAI may photograph or videotape the events or activity in which I am (or the student is) participating. I give my permission for ReadyAI to use photographs or videotape of me (or the students) in promotional literature, videos, and ReadyAI’s website and social media. I understand that no names will be published. I give my permission with the following understanding: No compensation of any kind will be paid to me (or the student) at this time or in the future for the use of these photos/videos.

8. Parent Release:
Liability and Medical Release Agreement: I, the undersigned adult, on behalf of myself and my child(ren) assume all risks and hazards reasonable related to the conduct of the program. Further, I do hereby release and hold harmless ReadyAI, its employees, and organizer, sponsor, supervisor, contracted facilitator, or any volunteer connected with the program from any and all claims, injuries, damages, losses and suits, including attorney fees, arising out of or in connection with the program. I acknowledge that I have familiarized myself with the description of the activities, understanding the hazards and my child(ren)’s personal limitations, and knowingly assume all risks. In the event of a medical emergency, I authorize transportation to the nearest appropriate medical facility, and authorize emergency medical care if no one listed as the emergency contact can be reached. If applicable, I authorize ReadyAI’s program facilitators, to administer medication to my child as instructed above, and release from all liability said facilitators for any injury resulting from the administration of those medications, provided all medications are administered in accordance with the schedule and conditions. In the absence of a signature, payment of fee and participation in the program shall constitute acceptance of the conditions set forth in this release.

9. I am fully aware of the special dangers and risk inherent in the activity, including physical injury, death, or other consequences that may arise or result directly or indirectly from the activity. Being fully informed as to these risks and in consideration of the privilege of participating in any field trips, I hereby assume all risk or injury, damage, and liability and waive any right of recovery from or to bring suit against ReadyAI for any personal injury, death, or other consequences arising out of my voluntary participation of the activity, exempt for the sole negligence of ReadyAI.

10. All hardware equipment (Cozmo robot, Cozmo’s cubes, laptop, Amazon Fire tablet, Xbox Controller as well as chargers for these devices) are for students’ use during class sessions only. All damaged devices are charged at the replacement cost of the item.

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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 Fall 2019

  •  (Dec 3, 10, 17) Tuesday 16:30 to 18:00

Class of Fall 2020

  • (Feb 4, 11, 18, 25) Tuesday 16:30 to 18:00
  • (Feb 8, 15, 22, 29) Saturday 10:00 to 11:30

Course Schedules

Session 1 – Intro to Calypso

Calypso is a rule-based programming language for learning about and having fun with intelligent robots. The Calypso curriculum provides a framework for reasoning about programs. If students can reason effectively about programs then they can predict the robot’s behavior, diagnose problems when things go wrong, and of course write programs of their own.

Session 2 – More Interactions(K-2) / Pages (3-8)

After synthesizing the functions of their AI units, students will begin to plan their project, identifying what they would like to accomplish, what they can do, what they need, and what will require additional assistance.

Session 3 – Project Construction

During the project planning session, students will spend time programming, designing, creating, and collaborating.

Session 4 – Project Refinement

ReadyAI Lab encourages students to rehearse in front of their own groups as well as the class they have been a part of for seven sessions now. This session should be used to allow groups to present their projects, including their audio/visual components and their AI demonstration. Students should be encouraged to self-identify issues that need resolving prior to the competition.