Aachen, Germany

Robotics and Innovation for Future Industries

when 14 July 2024 - 3 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 2150

This Summer School is all about engineering, controlling and programming robots. First you gain fundamental theoretical knowledge in robotics and then apply your skills in lab classes at RWTH Aachen University. You solve classical problems in robotics like localization and navigation and make use of simulations.

Programming, path planning, trajectory planning, mapping and object manipulation are part of this program. Receive information on industrial applications and see how stationary and mobile robots move because of your programming.

This course is highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

✓ Lectures & tutorials
✓ Exercises & project work
✓ One institute visit
✓ Calculations
✓ Programming
✓ Intercultural exchange & social events

Registrations are open now! Deadline extended, starting from April 10, 2024.

Early Bird Discount: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 335 EUR of the program fee!

Friends & Peers Discount: Convince a friend to participate with you and you both get 500 EUR off the program fee!

Course leader

The academic content has been carefully designed by the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics (IGMR) and the Knowledge-Based System Group (KSBG) of RWTH Aachen University, as well as our partners KUKA AG & Makino.

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 the following areas: Lecture „Artificial Intelligence“ (or objective evidence of equivalent knowledge), 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

Learn how to program robots for multiple purposes

- Experience various types of stationary and mobile robots
- Gain a theoretical understanding of lightweight industrial robots
- Apply your knowledge in practical projects and exercises
- Make use of different types of programming software and learn about sensors and their inaccuracy
- Solve tasks like mapping, navigation, planning, and reasoning

Credits info

4 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 2150: Tuition fees
EUR 1200: 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 (room shared with one other participant)
- 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.