Education labs are dedicated spaces which allow our students to experiment with special equipment, the robot lab, or collaborate in special projects like the blue student lab.
Intelligent Robotics Laboratory
The Intelligent Robotics Laboratory (IRLab) is a cooperation between students and staff from the Universiteit van Amsterdam who are active in the research and education in robotics. The lab started in 2015 as an collaboration with the robotic researchers of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
The robot lab allows students to program and experiment with different devices, such as robots and drones. The lab aims to provide students with hands-on experience, working with physical AI systems.
The Intelligent Robotics Lab hosts several student teams active in the RoboCup community.
The Dutch NAO football team is one of the teams. AI students prepare the Nano robots for participation in football matches for robots. They in the RoboCup Standard Platform League.
The other teams and their leagues are:
UvA @ Work – RoCKIn @ Work Challenge
UvA @ Home – Social Standard Platform League
Amsterdam Oxford Joint Rescue Forces – RoboCup Rescue Simulation League.
The Visualisation Lab provides facilities for students and researchers for projects that require interactive visualisation facilities. The lab is used in courses for bachelor and master students on computer graphics, game technology, virtual/augmented reality and thesis projects on the same subjects. Among the facilities in the lab are: high performance graphics workstations, Virtual and Augmented Reality devices, touch displays, object tracking devices, 3D scanning devices and a 3D printer.
The blue student lab offers bachelor thesis students from the three different bachelor disciplines to work on an assignment in cooperation with an external company. The students cooperate by sharing their background knowledge to approach a set problem from different angles.