Germany, Aachen

Robotics for Future Industrial Applications

when 8 August 2016 - 26 August 2016
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 2800

The central topic of the summer school is the application of intelligent, robust robots as part of future smart factories. The lecture comprises three segments covering the central topics of communication between heterogeneous systems, adaptive industrial robotics, and autonomous mobile robotics for in-factory logistics.

Within the first week, we discuss how to establish communication between heterogeneous systems. We explore the usage of OPC UA and other protocols in modern industrial scenarios. A practical application concludes the lab course. The second segment addresses industrial robots in dynamic environments. You will learn and apply methods for online path planning, how to deal with uncertain sensor data, and get a glimpse on machine learning for robotic behavior generation. The third week introduces autonomous mobile multi-robot systems as seen in the RoboCup Logistics League. You will learn to design and implement behavior and task execution software, from state machines to knowledge-based reasoning systems.

Course leader

The RWTH International Academy works closely together with the International Office, the Language Center of the RWTH Aachen University and the Institute Cluster IMA/ZLW & IfU and Knowledge-Based System Group to offer a perfect mix of technical study and c

Target group

You are B.Sc., M.Sc., or Ph.D. student enrolled at a renowned university, you have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying engineering or a related field. Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas:

- Lecture "Artificial Intelligence" (or objective evidence of equivalent knowledge
- Programming skills (C++ and/or Java)
- Interest in logic-based programming, Linux skills are beneficial

An English language proficiency test is recommended but not mandatory. Since the programme is taught in English, we trust that you bring sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.

Course aim

In this Summer School, you will get hands-on experience in the engineering, controlling and programming of robots. The course conveys necessary theoretical knowledge in robotics, followed by lab courses where you can apply the gained knowledge.

Fee info

EUR 2800: The course fees include all lectures, laboratory courses and excursions, social events, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events and a public transport ticket for the respective time.

Early Bird Discount: complete your application until 1 March to get a 10% discount on the total fees - in case of admission!