Berlin, Germany

Space Robotics

when 20 July 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 2300

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please check our website for the new TU Berlin Summer University Online program.

In this course, small student teams are provided with a sophisticated rover system. The goal of the teams is to operate the rover in a Mars analog mission scenario on a test-bed. The practical skills to program the rover are imparted in hands-on lectures. The teams must build their own manipulator to pick up ground samples or objects. Besides the practical lectures and the hands-on project, the students are taught about space rover technologies and robotic exploration of other planets.

Course leader

Dipl.-Ing. Cem Avsar
Dipl.-Ing. Lennart Kryza

Target group

The target group includes current university students who have completed at least one year of their studies (Bachelor's, Master's or PhD level). Working professionals with equivalent work experience are also welcome to apply. Bachelor and Master students with an interest in space robotics. The course requires no specific robotics-related knowledge. Experience in programming is an advantage.

Course aim

Upon course completion students should have acquired knowledge of the most important topics related to space robotics and planetary exploration. Course participants shall be familiar with the parts of a space rover system and understand their correlations. In addition, they will be able to plan and conduct a planetary exploration mission. Practically, students will be capable of designing a part of a rover system with regard to mechanics, electronics and programming.

Credits info

5 EC
5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) for the academic course

Fee info

EUR 2300: The fee covers public transportation for the duration of the course, excursions, course materials, and a cultural program.