He served as FIRST robotics coach and mentor to three teams. He was a presenter at the 2008 FIRST Robotics World Championship at Atlanta, Georgia. He has completed four masters and a doctorate degree. His experience, while attempting to complete fifth and six masters degree in software engineering and electrical engineering respectively, influenced him to open The Open Robotics University. He strongly believe that future engineers should not be subjected to outdated text books and high cost tuition in this digital age. Any dedicated individual can receive high quality education via social media infrastructure such Google+.
Dr. Ramona Markoska majored in Electrical Engineering in Skopje. She is a Professor at Open Robotics University and Assistant Professor of programming at Faculty of Technical Sciences-Department of Informatics Sciences. Her interest in programming languages includes C, C++, C# and RobotC. She will teach the advanced C++ programming for robots and server as advisor for robotics projects at Open Robotics University. The course is scheduled to begin on March 1st, 2013. Click here to view and enroll in her Advanced C++ Programming for Robots course.
Autodesk provides faculty and students of Open Engineering University free access to Autodesk software package that includes Autodesk 2013 Inventor and AutoCad. Members of faculty have access to additional software package that includes Autodesk Inventor Libraries, Autodesk Vault Basic 2013, Autodesk Design Review 2013, Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2013, and Autodesk Inventor Fusion Plug-in for Inventor 2013. Thank you for your support.
Members of Faculty and Students' Video
The video below presents to you, some members of our faculty and students in the Pre-university through Ph.D programs in Robotics Engineering. Please view and post comments on our Google+ page
Good news! DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) informed Open Robotics University on 12-21-12, that it has been selected to participate in 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Winter Semester January, 2013.
* Control of Mobile Robots [by coursera]..
* Artificial Intelligence Planning [by Coursera].
* The Hardware/Software Interface [Coursera].
* Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering.
* C++: Programming Robot course will be taught by Open Robotics University’s Professor, Dr. Ramona Markoska.
* We Applied for 2012 Google Rise Grant. The award will be used to purchase robotics kits for econnmically disadvantaged students that will compete in our robotics competition.
* Introduction to Engineering Mechanics [by Coursera].
* Autodesk 123D DIY 3D Print Robots [by Coursera]..
* Computer Vision: From 3D Reconstruction to Visual.
Our program harness the huge vulume of instructional content of robotics in the open-source community and volunteer work by top-notch experts worldwide in robotics engineering, to deliver quality instructional content to our students.
Semester long courses and projects are created on our Google+ Community page. Students that are members of the cirles and faculty use the discussion forum to complete course goals. We use Google+ Hangout on Air for video conference between members of our faculty and students; we use Google+ for posting information of our robotics projects to the public and students' discussion forum; Google circle is used for organizing students into project teams; Google doc form is used for application form for admission; additionally, we use youtube for instruction and promotional video. Creating events with Google + events feature enable us to broadcast our handout on Air and directly to our youtube channel.
Open Robotics University applied to participate in National Robotics Initiative. The foundation’s goal is to “accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with people”. To meet this goal we have adopted Kawada industries’ HRP-4 Robotics platform for research to build our robot ORU-NRI Robot (Open Robotics University National Robotics Initiative Robot).
Specs for ORU-NRI Robot Below - Let's Build. * Structure: Plastic robot cover and aluminum alloy frame * The robot should be about 6ft tall and weighs about 160 pounds. * 34 Degrees of freedom – Leg X 6, Neck X 2, Chest X2, Arm X 7, Hand X 2. * Vision sensor: Head or hand camera. * Control CPU: CPU: Pentium M (1.6 GHz PCI-104; OS. * OS: Linux (+RT-Preemt patch)/ OpenRTM-aist. * Communication: LAN 10/100 base-TX (1port) / Wireless LAN IEEE802.11a/b/g. * Device: Stereo Speakers. Click here to view Kawada Industries for HRP-4 details..
He will advise graduate students in robotics development courses. He is a Computer Engineer but specialized in Robotics, he has been working on Robotics since he finished his degree in 2002. He is currently working at OMRON Industrial Automation as Development Engineer and Robotics Specialist; his main tasks are planning and control algorithms for industrial robots, and system design of the controller. He has also experience in Mobile Robotics; he worked on the development of unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for homeland security and for logistic tasks in nuclear storage areas.
Georgia Chalvatzaki is a Ph.D students at Open Engineering University. She will teach undergraduate electrical engineering courses and the introduction to robotics course.
Click here to view and enroll in her Introduction To Robotics course.
Meet some of our faculty and students worldwide.
Shar Banning experience includes Project Management Assistant at CANDU Owners Group, Inc. Toronto, Canada. She serves as our grant sponsored project director. She has expertise in project manament and database management. Prior work experience includes Project Management Assistant at CANDU Owners Group, Inc, Assistant Media Buyer at Starcom MediaVest Group, Executive Assistant at Share the Warmth, Personnel Manager at Fox at Security, Inventory Control Assistant Manager at Liberty Entertainment Corp.
Mihaela will teach our mechanical engineering courses. Her prior experience includes serving as Engineer Team Leader at CS Romonia. She also worked at IT Six Global Services. Miheala has expertise in robotics, computer architecture, electrical circuits and devices+.
Zhen Wang is a doctorate student in our program
Georgia Chalvatzaki is a Ph.D students at Open Robotics University. She will teach undergraduate electrical engineering courses
YiChiao Cheng is a graduation student
Vaishli Pal is a graduate students. She is very passionate about robotics. Vaishali conducted G+ hangout to educate the public about robotics.
Alvin Kato is the undergraduate program and plans to major in BS robotics engineering
Mike Sneed is undergraduate student with a concentration in software engineering..
Phoenix Wikie is passionate about robotics and plan to lntegrate robotics into medical studies
Anna Gajdova is in pre-University program
Liquid Robotics Glider
The video present the type of work we plan to embark on with OpenRov robotics platform.
Wheel Chair designed to climb steps
To meet the goal of National Robotics Initiative grant, we are going to develop robotics project of wheel chair climbing steps similar to that of Chiba Technology Institute of Japan shown in the video (please view our research and grant page for details).
High School Students! Participate in FIRST Robotics and turn your FIRST experiences into university credits. Click on FIRST Robotics and Pre-University tab for details.