Feiyue Summer Programs

Updated with 2017 Information!

Director: George Kantor


Feiyue is a live-in summer program at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA.  In addition to learning robotics, students will experience a visit to Pittsburgh – one of the best places in the world to visit according to NBC’s Today Show.  Feiyue students will explore new places, eat new foods, meet many new people, and have fun.  During this two-week program, students will work with CMU faculty, staff from the CMU Robotics Institute, and teaching assistants from CMU’s Girls of Steel FIRST® Robotics Competition Team.

Feiyue instructors have developed an engaging curriculum that involves lectures and lab activities focused on teaching an important foundation of skills in computer programming, computer-aided design, electronics and mechanical design. Following the preparatory lessons in the first week, students participate in a capstone project or competition as a team during the second week.

The Robotics Feiyue 2017 will run from Monday, July 24 to Saturday, August 5.

The program runs from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and is based in Newell Simon Hall at Carnegie Mellon University. Dormitory style housing is provided at CMU.


Feiyue Summer Program 2017 Course Offerings

FIRST® Robotics Competition Boot Camp: This course is designed to be a crash course in the FIRST Robotics Competition, and it is meant for students with some robotics experience.  It is intended for students on FRC teams in China as well as adult mentors who want to learn more about the competition.  The class will cover both technical and business aspects of FRC. On the technical side, we will teach how to wire the FRC control system and how to program it using Java. We will teach robot construction techniques and cover the basic mechanical building blocks of drive trains, gearboxes, and fastening. We will teach the principles of operation of common FRC sensors including inertial sensors, cameras, encoders, and limit switches, and students will learn to write programs that collect data from those sensors to be used as feedback for robot operation.  On the business side, we will discuss aspects of successfully working on team projects, including goal setting, organization, project management, and effective communication.  Students will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with FRC teams from Pittsburgh.  In the two weeks of the program, students will work together as a team to build an FRC robot that plays the FRC Steamworks game, and they will use it to compete with 24 teams in the Steel City Showdown on CMU campus on August 5th.

Introduction to Robotics using FIRST® Global: This course is designed to introduce students with little prior experience to the world of robotics. It is modeled on the new FIRST® Global competition. Students will learn the basics of robot mechanical design, sensors, and robot programming in JAVA on an Android-based control system. They will learn how to analyze an assigned task and develop an robotic mechanism that effectively solves it. They will be instructed by CMU faculty and staff, and they will interact with CMU undergraduate students and high school students from robotics competition teams in the Pittsburgh area. Over the two-week program, students will work in small teams to build robots that compete against each other in the H2O FLOW game.

Feiyue Summer Programs are a collaboration between the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US), Impressive Talents Education and Technology, Ltd., (Beijing, China), and Shenzhen Leapsglobal Education and Technology, Ltd.(Shenzhen, China)

last update 12 April 2017