Alfena, Portugal

RobotCraft 2021

when 28 June 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 9 weeks
fee EUR 375

RobotCraft is something in-between a summer camp and a collective internship promoted by Ingeniarius; a company devoted to the development of robotic solutions and other hi-tech devices, and University of Coimbra, through the Institute of Systems and Robotics. RobotCraft is way more than the typical classroom learning or even laboratory work. The programme provides a general overview of the science and art behind robotics, teaching the basis around mechatronics, Arduino low-level programming, Robot Operating System (ROS) high-level design, and artificial intelligence, thus being divided into multiple modules carefully prepared to provide a wide range of skills and knowledge in the topic.

The past four editions received an overall number of about 300 participants coming from more than 100 universities spread across more than 20 different countries. Due to its tremendous success, RobotCraft 2020 will now be supported by ROSIN - ROS-Industrial Quality-Assured Robot Software Components. As such, this 5th edition will be, once again, facelifted with an increased focus in ROS, tackling the current academic and non-academic needs within the world of robotics.

Course leader

RobotCraft is promoted by Ingeniarius, a company devoted to the development of robotic solutions and other hi-tech devices, and University of Coimbra, through the Institute of Systems and Robotics.

Target group

Higher education students from technologically-oriented courses, namely Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Physics, Business, and others.

Course aim

To promote concepts and theorems for the introduction to robotics, describing the history of robotics and its evolution;
To acquire basic electromechanical concepts, applied in the development of robotic platforms;
To understand the potential use of Atmel microcontrollers, using the Arduino platform;
To understand the potential use of the ROS framework;
To acquire C/C++ programming skills;
To understand the use of sensors (e.g., range finders, encoders, cameras) and actuators (e.g., servo motors, stepper motors, DC motors) used in robotics;
To explore and apply the concepts of networks and different communications architectures to robotics;
To explore and apply concepts of artificial intelligence in robotics;
To consolidate concepts learned during the modules for the full design of a mobile robotic platform, including electromechanical assembly, low-level and high-level programming, and artificial intelligence;
To validate the design of the mobile robot platform under a competitive scenario.

Credits info

Not applicable, unless defined with the university sending the student.

Fee info

EUR 375: The payment fee only covers the RobotCraft training programme. Therefore, it does not cover expenses, such as accommodation, food and other paid activities.

All the material supplied in the course are held by Ingeniarius, Ltd. and are the company’s property.

Scholarships

Erasmus Internships are eligible.