Last weekend, “Mondial des Métiers” took place at Eurexpo, Lyon. This is a national event where people can learn about all kind of jobs in France, There’s information about what professionals do, how they do it and how much they’re paid for doing it.
We, as the Clubelek, participated as an expositor in the informatics field. Young people asked us a lot of questions about our “job” and what kind of interesting stuff we do. We tried to be as informative as we could, but it wasn’t easy. We’re still students so most of the time we just talked about French Universities and where to study informatics in France.
Anyway, we showed off three prototypes:
- The robot from the French Robot Cup, 2009 edition.
- A robotic arm that redraws in paper what you draw on-screen.
- The robot from Project Sigma.
The robot from the French Robot Cup was just a demo about its different actuators :
The robotic arm was really nice, but it sometimes got stuck in the middle of a drawing :
And finally the robot from the Sigma Project. However, we only demoed the Wiimote controller. I’ll explain why in another post :
The event was great, the food was great. Conclusion: It was a really nice experience.