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Offline spartang0d94Topic starter

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good school for robotics?
« on: June 21, 2008, 05:50:26 PM »
Hi i'm new here =) 

i graduate highschool in a few years and was wonderin what schools are good for robotics. any suggestions?

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 08:34:40 AM »
I remember a topic with the exact same question.
Use the search function.
To relax after some hard work on robotics: A very fun free online text based MMORPG
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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 09:17:30 AM »
Yea, this question has been asked too much . . . it now has an FAQ answer :P
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_faq.shtml#best_robot_college

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 03:21:03 PM »
oh sorry didn't see the faq. thanks!!!

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 04:50:01 PM »
nah I wrote it up just today . . . this robot school question has been asked too many times :P

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 12:34:26 AM »
Maybe make this the last sticky post :P

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 11:08:31 PM »
Mr spartangod,

I see that many people have already answered your question, but there was one answer I did not see that I wanted to share with you. You do not have to go to school. Everything you want to know can be learned with independent research. I am new to this hypertext web. I bet it is even easier to learn with it. School is very expensive. The greatest thing you can do in life is learn to learn with out being taught.

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 09:00:26 AM »
In line with what Tater said . . . 80% of my robot making skills I learned outside of class.

However, in school I was surrounded by very intelligent individuals that really influenced my own intellectual growth. School teaches you things that you didn't know you didn't know. It also forces you to learn things that aren't fun to learn, but can be very useful.

I didn't regret going to CMU for a second . . . but still debating on going back for grad school . . . I can teach myself whatever I want, but its the environment that can potentially accelerate that process :)

Plus, employers who know nothing about robotics can only judge you by your degree :P

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 10:24:03 AM »
Yes, just having a degree in a technological field puts you in a higher income bracket.

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2008, 11:28:42 PM »
all - thanks for all the info! i read through some of the links and plan to read more. i understand that a college degree will help in the long-run and plan to go that route. but in the meantime, i think id like to try some stuff and just have some fun - while preparing for school.  ;D

tater - what you say about learning to learn seems interesting to me because i feel like i always learn best when i actually get my hands on something and figure it out myself. games are like that too. its one thing to know what to expect and another to actually get in and do it.

also, i saw you posted to the thread about female androids... you have your own female robot!?!?!? i can't wait to see/hear about that!!!

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Re: good school for robotics?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2008, 09:48:13 PM »
Hello Spartang0d94,

Games are good. I remember the rubics cube. That game drove me insane. Well, something did.

Yes, I have been working on a robot. I am learning to hypertext. Let me try to give you a photograph of what I was working on.

http://tatertotco.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/photograph-exercise/

 


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