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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

Autonomous Robots

Week 2: July 10-16, 2016

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From disaster relief to space exploration, the more autonomous a robot—that is, the better it can operate without direct human intervention—the greater its usefulness.

Leading this innovative class is associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Hadas Kress-Gazit, who will describe how engineers develop algorithms to guide a robot's decisions and behaviors. With Hadas, we'll meet a number of robots and learn about current research trends and the industrial impact of robotics.

We'll devote a significant portion of this class to hands-on programming of the iRobot Create (no programming experience necessary!) and to discovering how these astounding machines can contribute to all areas of our lives.

Hadas Kress-Gazit

Hadas Kress-Gazit joined the faculty of Cornell's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2009. Before that, she was a research scientist at GRASP lab at the University of Pennsylvania, where she developed methods to create robot controllers for... > more


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.