Facilities 

To support computer science coursework and research, four laboratories are available. Two labs contain networks of Apple workstations and are used primarily to support courses and student work. The other two labs are run by faculty and support student research. One of these labs focuses on robotics and the other is devoted to issues surrounding computer security. 

Student Laboratories

Student Laboratories

The first two laboratories provide access to a wide range of programming languages and software that gives computer science students experience with the modern technologies and software environments that they will encounter in graduate school or industry

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The HPC (high performance computing) Labratory

The HPC (high performance computing) Labratory

The HPC (high performance computing) and algorithms lab provides access to a grid of Linux servers. Students have the opportunity to work on research that focuses on efficient algorithms for processing large data. 

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Robotics Laboratory

Robotics Laboratory

The robotics lab contains a variety of state-of-the-art robots, including pioneer AT-DXs, Sony Aibos, and Aldebaran Naos. Students have the opportunity to work on independent projects using the robots and to participate in robot-related faculty research. Robotic soccer, for example, is a major ongoing research project in the department. The Northern Bites, Bowdoin's student-led robotic soccer team, won the 2007 RoboCup Standard Platform League World Championship and took second place in the Standard Platform League World Championship. The team took second place at the 2010 RoboCup Standard Platform League US Open, which was held at Bowdoin. 

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