Aachen, Germany

Robotics for Future Industrial Applications

when 30 July 2023 - 19 August 2023
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 2990

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

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.

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.

We don’t require an English language proficiency test. However, we recommend a self-evaluation of your English language level according to one of the following scores to make sure that you are able to follow the lessons:

TOEFL ibt : 72 points
IELTS: 5.5 band score
TOEIC: 785 points
Cambridge: FCE, Grade C

Course aim

This Summer School program allows an in-depth and interactive insight to topics of future robotics while you learn about engineering, controlling and programming. The lectures introduce fundamental theoretical knowledge in robotics, and they are complemented by lab classes, in which students apply their acquired knowledge in practical projects.

You will solve classical problems in robotics, not only through simulations but also by discussing together how to program stationary and mobile robots. You will learn about programming, path planning, trajectory planning, mapping and object manipulation, and you will receive information on industrial applications. Classical problems of robotics like localisation and navigation will be solved, and you will achieve an understanding of how to deal with insecurities.

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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 2990: 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 (usually 3-or 4-bed rooms)
- 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.