About the Course

Introduction to Robotics

In the field of robotics, computer science and engineering interface to create interdependent systems that can perform a variety of tasks, from manufacturing microchips to exploring Mars. In this course, we’ll learn computer science concepts and explore topics such as algorithms, sequential control flow, and Boolean operators. We’ll survey basic principles of physics and mechanical engineering, such as simple machines and locomotion, and of electrical engineering, such as circuits and sensor feedback. You and your classmates will build, program, and test robots in a modern programming environment. With each project, learn the basic computer science and engineering principles that underlie everything from home toasters to space shuttles, and gain a foundation in fields that will become increasingly important in the highly technical 21st century.

Typical Class Size: 14-16
 

Course Overview

Summer Dates & Locations

Registration deadline:

After May 31, 2024, registration is available upon request pending eligibility and seat availability. To request placement, email [email protected] after submitting a program application.

Session One

Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Residential cost: $6,599
Commuter cost: $5,799
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Ursinus College
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Residential cost: $6,599
Commuter cost: $5,799
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Gilman School Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
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Day cost: $3,099
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
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Residential cost: $6,819
Commuter cost: $5,999
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
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Residential cost: $6,819
Commuter cost: $5,999
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Speyer School
New York, New York
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Day cost: $3,599
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress

Session Two

Roger Williams University
Bristol, Rhode Island
-
Residential cost: $6,599
Commuter cost: $5,799
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Ursinus College
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
-
Residential cost: $6,599
Commuter cost: $5,799
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Gilman School Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
-
Day cost: $3,099
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
-
Residential cost: $6,819
Commuter cost: $5,999
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
-
Residential cost: $6,819
Commuter cost: $5,999
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress
Speyer School
New York, New York
-
Day cost: $3,599
Additional fees: $145
Session in Progress

Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level CTY-Level Not required
Check your eligibility using existing test scores If you do not have existing test scores:

Students must achieve qualifying scores on an advanced assessment to be eligible for CTY programs. If you don’t have qualifying scores, you have several different testing options. We’ll help you find the right option for your situation.

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Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • Nonrefundable Application Fee - $50 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
    • Nonrefundable International Fee - $250 (outside US only)

Financial Aid

We have concluded our financial aid application review process for 2024 On-Campus Programs. We encourage those who may need assistance in the future to apply for aid as early as possible.

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Course Materials

Students should bring basic school supplies like pens, notebooks, and folders to their summer program. You will be notified of any additional items needed before the course begins. All other materials will be provided by CTY.
 

Course Extras (Lab fee info, etc): Lab fee: $145

About Computer Science and Technology at CTY

Build robots, conquer the world!

Introduction to Robotics is perfect for students who want to learn introductory-level programming and apply what they've learned through real-life engineering projects. You can even test your coding and design skills by having your robot complete obstacle courses and other challenges.

You’ve learned to code—now what?

Data Structures and Algorithms is for students who have some proficiency at programming and are looking to take their abilities to the next level. By diving deep into how computers organize and store data, you will learn to design and utilize algorithms with peak efficiency.

Meet our instructors and staff