Courses for Girls

As part of the NCCR Robotic’s commitment to increase interest in robotics studies amongst the younger generations, particularly the interest of young girls in robotics and robotics related areas, we are proud to offer, through the Science Outreach Department at EPFL, a number of courses and activities for either girls only or for girls and boys (with at least 50% girls participation). Please note that these courses are all taught in French.


Summer camp for girls (11-13 years old) “Remue-Méninges à Robocity” A fun scientific week with the subject “Brain and robotics.” In this workshop, girls will have the opportunity to visit labs, prepare and exposition, participate in games and experiments about the brain and to build a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot.

Thymio robotic workshops (13-15 years old 50% girls-50% boys) Thymio,developed within the NCCR Robotics, is a small interactive robot which can move, change colour, perceive obstacles, the edge of the table amongst others. In this workshop, the particpants will learn the basis of how Thymio functions, as well as the basis for programming it.

Crocorobot robotic workshops (7-10 years old 50% girls-50% boys) In this workshop children will have the opportunity to build and to programme a humgry crocrodile as well as other animated creatures made out of LEGOs.

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