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Robotics for Future Industrial Applications Summer School

RWTH International Academy
Length: 3 weeks
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Summer / Short course
Location: Aachen
Language: English
Start date: 06 August 2018
Price: 2,800 EUR

Program description

Study a summer program in industrial applications

In this Summer School, students receive an introduction to the engineering, controlling and programming of robots. The course conveys necessary theoretical knowledge in robotics, followed by lab courses where you can apply the gained knowledge in hands-on practical projects.

The program offers an overview of the application of intelligent, robust robots as part of future smart factories. The lecture comprises three segments covering the central topics of communication between heterogeneous systems, adaptive industrial robotics, and autonomous mobile robotics for in-factory logistics.

  • Excellent Science and Research in Robotics - Students will be exposed to topics such as OPC UA, DDS and other communication standards in modern industrial applications, as well as the state of the art in behavior generation both for stationary industrial as well as autonomous mobile groups of robots. Topics discussed and tested will be:

-Smart Factory Intra-Logistics and Robotics
-Communication between heterogeneous Systems
-Advanced Software Engineering and Development
-Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics

The joint Aachen team "Carologistics" from the RWTH Aachen University and the Aachen University of Applied Sciences, won the RoboCup Logistics League in China in 2015 - so you can be sure to be exposed to the latest research and development in the field during your summer stay in Aachen.

  • German Language and Culture
    Through the university’s “BeBuddy” program, international students have the chance to immerse themselves in the vibrant student community at RWTH Aachen University. Participants will get to know Aachen from a true student’s perspective: They learn more about academic and cultural practices in Germany with the support of their German “Buddy” who is typically a student enrolled at the RWTH Aachen University and can so offer first-hand experiences in and around the campus, painting an authentic picture of university life.
  • Social Events - Have fun while studying!

The RWTH International Academy offers an extensive support program next to the academic courses in which participants meet like-minded people from around the world. All students from our different summer school programs are invited to take part in sporting or dancing events, cooking nights and get-togethers with students from various international Master’s programs.

There is a wide offer of intercultural activities and excursions in and around Aachen – enjoy your stay!
Being in the heart of Europe, summer school students will also have the opportunity to explore Aachen’s surrounding area – be it other German cities close-by such as the former German capital Bonn, Düsseldorf and Cologne or the European diversity in cities like Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Admission requirements

You are B.Sc., M.Sc., or Ph.D. student enrolled at a renowned university, you have profound knowledge of the English language and are studying engineering or a related field. Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas:

- Lecture "Artificial Intelligence" (or objective evidence of equivalent knowledge
- Programming skills (C++ and/or Java)
- Interest in logic-based programming, Linux skills are beneficial

*Please note: An English language proficiency test is recommended.

Since the programme is taught in English, you need to bring sufficient academic English language skills to be able to follow the course.

Required Documents:

  • Your cover letter (stating your motivation for applying to the programme, further study plans, and career goals)
  • Your curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Your academic records (transcript of records)
  • Additional documents to support your application (certificates)
  • A colour photo of yourself

Tuition & fees

This course costs 2800 EUR.

The course fees contain an 'all-inclusive' package:

  • lectures and laboratory courses
  • excursions and social events,
  • accommodation
  • breakfast, lunch, all meals during social events
  • a local public transport ticket for the respective time.

*Please note: Not included are particular travel expenses to and from Aachen.

A documentation of a health insurance policy for your stay in Germany is required.

Participants have to provide their own meals on weekends and in the evening and have a personal budget for their individual needs.

For this Summer School, there are a few scholarship opportunities available for highly qualified international students.

Apply by 1 March and you can receive an 10% early bird discount on the total tuition fees - in case of admission.

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