Aachen, Germany

Robot Operating Systems Essentials

when 23 June 2024 - 6 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1900

Dive into the fascinating world of robotics with our Summer School program, where you'll embark on a hands-on journey to build and control your very own delta robot. This course offers a comprehensive exploration of delta robot kinematics, assembly, and control mechanisms, including an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS), a crucial tool in modern robotics. From the fundamentals of robot construction to advanced control using both Arduino and ROS, you'll learn through practical, project-based sessions that culminate in a live demonstration of your robot. This unique program combines theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, empowering you to design, program, and implement a delta robot that responds to your commands.

Course leader

We make sure that you get the most out of our network. For our program "Robot Operating Systems Essentials", we are cooperating with our longstanding partner Universal Robots one of the leading suppliers on the global market for industrial robots.

Target group

Every year we welcome students from all over the world. You can become part of our international student community if you:

- are at least 18 years old
- in your Bachelor's, Master's, in between or recently graduated
- are proficient in the English language

Desirable is basic knowledge in technical mechanics, automation technology, robotics, mechatronics or computer science, programming skills (C++ and/or Java) or interest in logic-based programming. Linux skills are beneficial.

No English certificate is required. Our courses are all in English and therefore a proficient knowledge of English is important.

Course aim

- Understand delta robot kinematics and control principles
- Learn the delta robot building process, including material and component selection
- Program the delta robot using Arduino for task execution
- Debug and optimize robot performance for complex task execution
- Comprehend the integration of hardware and software in robotic systems

Credits info

3 EC
Have a look at the workload of our Short Courses:
(1 hour = 45 minutes)

2-week programs | about 75 hours
3-week programs | about 100 hours
4-week programs | about 120 hours

Please note: All Short Courses are full time programs! Ultimately it is up to your home institution as to how many credits may be awarded. For details, please speak to your home institution’s Study Abroad Adviser.

Fee info

EUR 1900: Tuition fees
EUR 850: With our all-inclusive package we provide our participants a carefree stay in the charming historic city of Aachen. The program fees of each on-campus program contain for example:

- Accommodation (shared student room)
- Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
- A local public transportation ticket
- Broad supporting program
- Personal support from local mentors
- Emergency contact
- Certificate from RWTH Aachen University


Our team is glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected on-campus Summer School programs every year. Check out our website for details and see if you are a scholarship candidate.