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Join us on Fat Tuesday, February 21st from 3pm to 6pm for our National Engineers Week Open House at the Pensacola State College main campus, 1000 College Blvd, Pensacola FL, building 11, second floor.

This event will feature live demonstrations centered around robotics, quantum systems, marine systems, and more.

Free Pizza (starting @4:30pm), soft drinks, & Mardi Gras beads while they last!


Learn more about how Guided Particle Systems is helping create the future below.

DEMONSTRATION: Robotics, Micropatterning, Machine Learning, and Machine Vision

Building 11, 2nd Floor, Room 1154

GP’s robotic system is an adaptive platform developed to support freeform microfabrication technology capable of creating high performance microstructures on complex surfaces over a large area. This platform is built upon an industrial robotic arm and a portable micro-optic based pattern generation tool. Machine vision capabilities along with digital light processing (DLP) projection will enable a system to target patterned and perform measurements utilizing structured light scanning methods. The surface patterning process is automated and achieved by coating with photoresist followed by exposing UV light and developing the photoresist.


Building 11, 2nd Floor, Room 1152

Gain exposure to the basics of quantum information science including how quantum computers and communication systems take advantage of quantum phenomena to give rise to the next generation of intelligent and exponentially more powerful machines.

HANDS ON AR ACTIVITY: Quantum Concepts Visualized

Building 11, 2nd Floor, Room 1152

Augmented reality helps visualize and teach concepts difficult to comprehend through reading and unable to be seen with the naked eye. Bring your cell phone and use our webapp to see quantum phenomena in action.

DISPLAY: Marine Systems – Low Cost Autonomous Underwater and Surface Vehicles

Outdoors, Behind Building 11

An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is a robot that travels underwater without requiring continuous input from an operator. AUVs constitute part of a larger group of undersea systems known as unmanned underwater vehicles, a classification that includes non-autonomous remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs) – controlled and powered from the surface by an operator/pilot via an umbilical or using remote control. In military applications an AUV is more often referred to as an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). Underwater gliders are a subclass of AUVs.

Unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), also known as unmanned surface vessels, autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) in some cases, uncrewed surface vessels (USVs), or colloquially drone ships, or robot boats, are boats or ships that operate on the surface of the water without a crew. USVs operate with various levels of autonomy, from remote control to fully autonomous.

Building 11, 2nd Floor, Hallway

Sign in, free food, beverages, and GP swag!

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