Alfena, Portugal

RobotCraft 2023

when 26 June 2023 - 26 August 2023
language English
duration 9 weeks
fee EUR 425

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. 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 editions received more than 350 participants coming from more than 100 universities spread across more than 25 different countries! Due to its tremendous success, RobotCraft has been supported by ROSIN - ROS-Industrial Quality-Assured Robot Software Components and by the Portugal2020 programme. Once again, this 8th edition will be facelifted with an increased focus in ROS, tackling the current academic and non-academic needs within the world of robotics.

RobotCraft 2023 will take place at Ingeniarius’ headquarters, in the city of Alfena, which belongs to Valongo; one of the municipalities of Porto. Porto is located in the North Region of Portugal, being a UNESCO World Heritage site surrounded by 16 other municipalities that combine a unique range of assets. As Portugal's second-largest city and known as the "Capital of the North", Porto has an innovative profile and the tradition of undertaking its own initiatives, promoting significant economic, health, and environmental benefits for its inhabitants. Furthermore, the abundance of natural streams of water, forests, arable land and the long coast line makes Porto as one of Portugal's richest regions. The city of Porto has an international airport known as the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport.

Course leader

RobotCraft is promoted by Ingeniarius, a company devoted to the development of robotic solutions and other hi-tech devices.

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 425: 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.


Erasmus Internships are eligible.