Day 7: Human-Robot Interaction, Graph Search Algorithms, and Stereotype Threat Intervention

Day 7 kicked off with a breakfast and lecture with Prof. Anca Dragan, who talked about human robot interaction. Her lecture covered numerous topics that ranged from how a robot navigates an environment to different methods of object manipulation. The lecture was also dotted with numerous videos of robots completing a variety of tasks.

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A tutorial on graph search algorithms led by PhD student Angel Chang followed the lecture. Students learned about many different algorithms, such as  the breadth first search, the depth first search, and Dijkstra’s algorithm.

After a lunch with AI professors and PhD students, campers had a personal growth session on stereotype intervention, where they had the opportunity to write letters to future SAILORS campers. After that, students engaged in a discussion regarding their experiences facing stereotypes.

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A student focuses on writing a letter to a future SAILORS camper.

A social hour followed the personal growth session, where campers mingled with AI professors and PhD students.

The day concluded with another session with the camper’s research projects.

The computer vision group had a quick field trip to Lucile Packard hospital to check out the hand sanitizer sensors that were installed. 
The computer vision group had a quick field trip to Lucile Packard hospital to check out the hand sanitizer sensors that were installed.

With only 3 more days of SAILORS left, we hope the campers are having fun learning and making new friends.

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