The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox is one of the nation’s first multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art artificial intelligence labs located in a University Library. This collaborative, experimental space for students of all levels and from all disciplines provides the opportunity to directly engage with the fast-advancing field of artificial intelligence. Students, faculty, and community members come together at the Sandbox to create innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Located on the first floor of the Wimberly Library, the Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox has cutting-edge technology and equipment, including high-performance computers with dedicated graphics processing units, virtual reality headsets, and high-resolution computer monitors for development and visualization.
The Sandbox is open to graduate and undergraduate students, FAU faculty and staff, and the wider community. Students here work on many exciting projects, including artificial intelligence safety, machine learning in physiology, automatic seizure detention, and virtual reality environments.
Students of every discipline can join the lab to pursue their research or support their academic projects. While they do not have to be in STEM majors, they would acquire STEM skills when working at the Sandbox.
Partnerships between the Sandbox and other departments and labs across the campus present unique opportunities for the students. In this innovative space, disciplines, researchers, and forward-thinking speakers come together to explore the future of the human mind and artificial intelligence.
To learn more about artificial intelligence and to explore the lab, stop by The Rubin and Cindy Gruber Sandbox during Open Hours on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1.50 p.m., Wednesdays from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m., Thursdays from 12.30 to 1.50 p.m., and Fridays from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.