Coimbra, Portugal

3rd Robotics Craftsmanship International Academy (RobotCraft 2018)

when 2 July 2018 - 2 September 2018
language English
duration 9 weeks
fee EUR 300

RobotCraft is something in-between a summer camp and a collective internship. Back in 2016, RobotCraft received 65 students coming from 18 different countries. These numbers were only beaten by the second edition of the programme, RobotCraft 2017, which exceeded all expectations with 84 promising future roboticists coming from 21 different countries. RobotCraft has received students from all over the world and fields, coming from Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Physics, Business, and others, with the common objective of developing mobile robots from scratch.

RobotCraft is way more than the typical classroom learning or even laboratory work - it is a way of living for 2 months, bounded by the common interest of learning robotics. Students will not only explore the multiple crafts around robotics, such as CAD, mechatronics, Arduino programming, ROS and AI, but also balance these technical skills promoted by mentors with keynote presentations from invited speakers.

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 their Robotics Club and 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

The participants attending this two-month programme have the opportunity to work in robotics within a non-academic setting, focusing on several state-of-the-art approaches and technologies. The programme, which concluded its second edition in the summer of 2017, provides a general overview of the science and art behind robotics, teaching the basis around computer-aided design (CAD), mechatronics, Arduino low-level programming, Robot Operating System (ROS) high-level design, and artificial intelligence. The programme is therefore divided into multiple modules, designated as crafts, carefully prepared to provide a wide range of skills and knowledge in the topic.

Credits info

Credits depend upon agreements with the host institution of every student.

Fee info

EUR 300: Higher Education Student
Early (Until 16th March 2018)
Regular (Until 18th May 2018) +50€
EUR 250: University of Coimbra Student or ESN Card holder
Early (Until 16th March 2018)
Regular (Until 18th May 2018) +50€