This week I hold my first course in ABB Robotstudio for a course at university of Oslo (INF3480, introduction to robotics). I was a guest lecture and hold a 2 hours lecture about offline visual programming and simulation for industrial manipulators (with focus on ABB robots with Robotstudio). I would be also holding a course (introduction to ABB Robotstudio) for Robotica Osloensis at university of Oslo on Friday 27.04.12 which would be much more practical for senior university students who are entering the job market.
The lecture notes(in PDF format) could be downloaded from here.
On Thursday I hold one of the most difficult presentations of my life. I was representing Robotica Osloensis, a student community which I am deputy chairman of, at Ignite Oslo. I talked about Rapid Prototyping which we use as our main method at Robotica in our projects. Ignite is a style of presentation where participants are given five minutes to speak on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The Ignite format is similar to Pecha Kucha, which features 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each.
The Ignite Oslo was a very nice event. They had 5 minutes presentations about different topics which were very interesting. Presentations about art, film making, music composition with applications on iPad, 3D printing, air balloons and fashion, etc. It was pretty stressful when it came to my turn. The whole idea of 15 seconds intervals and having a lot to say about a subject that actually belongs to the nerd world made me very nervous. Thanks to my friends Magnus Lange and Ole Jacob, who helped me both about the content and preparing in advance for the presentation, I was well prepared. Also I should thank my friends who came there to support me when I was actually holding the presentation. My presentation can be downloaded by clicking here.