Multidisciplinary teams of minor students have designed and built a functional robotic prototype for a project customer with a challenge to improve the lives of working people. Streamed live from RoboHouse on the TU Delft Campus, Demo Day delighted the audience with a virtual celebration of ideas en technology by some of our communities finest talent.

Here’s a full overview of the 2020-2021 student teams and their projects.

How did it work?

On Thursday 28 January 3pm you could visit the streaming website that we created for the occasion. There you can find the live video streams we recorded during the programme and demonstrations by each student team. This all happened between 3pm and 4:30pm.

Our hosts were running around RoboHouse, going from robot to robot and from team to team, followed by highly mobile camera people, all with the purpose of giving you the most intimate and direct experience. We wanted the audience to feel as if they were able to touch the robots themselvers.

After toasting on another successful Demo Day, the programme went into free flow. People plunged into the various projects and splashed around with anyone they liked during the Breakouts. These started around 4:40pm and could joined via Zoom-links that were available on the website.

All this wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic project customers: AI for Retail AIR Lab + Alliander + Deltares + Accell Group + Torso Doc + TechTics + Odd.Bot.

And of course, most appreciation and respect go to the eight talented student teams, who this edition went by the illustrious names of: Krill + ARMS + D.I.R.T + BikeBotics + Oxillia + BoxBot + Shino + Althea.

Welcome to the future of work!

About the TU Delft Minor Robotics

The Minor Robotics is a 5-month educational program for third year BSc students of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. A team of students from all above disciplines (to make sure they cover all knowledge needed in robotics) are working on building a robot for a customer.

Students follow multidisciplinary courses, and work in multidisciplinary teams to design, build, and program robots for customers. During the first months of the minor the students will focus on taking courses outside their own discipline (for example, the Industrial Design student will learn about programming and electronics, while a Computer Science student will learn about statics and prototyping). But they will also work on the design of their robot in close collaboration with the customer.

The last months are dedicated full time on building the robot and ends with a demo together with all other teams from the Minor Robotics.

Here’s a video of last year’s TU Delft Minor Robotics event at RoboHouse.