RWTH Seminar Interconnection of Robot Systems

Cooperation in Collaborative Robotics

Gain an insight into the networking possibilities of robots in a production line. Learn how robotic perception of other robots within the production line as well as environmental changes can be achieved through appropriate networking (in cloud systems) and how this influences human-involved production lines or changes at workplaces.

Study format:
2 Days
After announcement/on request
Course fees:
1,150 € incl. lunch, course materials & social program, excl. overnight stay/arrival & departure
Official RWTH Certificate of Attendance

You will learn:

  • Configuring and deploying a cloud system for the control of a robot team
  • Global and local sensor systems
  • Development of individual application possibilities
  • Connecting several robot systems in a demo scenario

Contents of the Training

Based on the idea of ​​a global superior control system, the basics of cloud computing are developed. The potentials of the central control systems are presented and the questions about the reliability and safety of the systems are explained. This is followed by a discussion of an exemplary scenario and the benefits of this structure. Finally, an outlook is given on the "Digital Shadow" and "Big Data" as well as the corresponding applications in the "Factory of the Future".

Day 1

Day 2

Introduction to central control systems

  • Introduction to the Cloud
  • Systematic programming
  • Embedding control systems in the cloud

Global vs. local sensor systems

  • Embedded sensor systems and their application
  • Global sensors and communication strategies

Interconnection of robots

  • Hierarchical control systems
  • Communication between overall control and local control systems

Demo scenario

  • Demonstration of a scenario with the introduced hierarchical control system
  • Big Data and its application
  • Digital shadow

The Lecturers of the Seminar Interconnection of Robot Systems

Experts from the Institute of Transmission Technology, Machine Dynamics and Robotics (IGMR) at RWTH Aachen University.

Scientific Lead

Prof. Burkhard Corves & Prof. Mathias Hüsing (Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics, RWTH Aachen University)

Participation Requirements and Target Group

  • The course is especially suitable for automation technicians, engineers, computer scientists, managers.
  • You will especially benefit if you come from the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, logistics or production

Course Completion

The seminar does not include an exam and concludes with an official RWTH certificate of attendance.


After the Course Completion

We offer a variety of other certificate courses, seminars & workshops in different subject areas - e.g. technology management, quality management, electrification & mobility as well as robotics & Industry 4.0.

Why the Seminar Interconnection of Robot Systems at the RWTH International Academy?

  • Agile, freely networked assembly systems can be characterized by the sensor-supported cooperation of several robots - the foundation of Industry 4.0. In order to develop such a cooperation system, the basics of communication between robot systems and the necessary structure for a central control system are introduced.
  • You will receive targeted specialist knowledge through the specific support of expert lecturers from the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics.
  • This is a practical training program at one of the world's best technical universities and you will acquire state-of-the-art knowledge.
  • You will obtain a high quality educational qualification through a RWTH Aachen qualification


Looking for a place to stay during your continuing education with us in Aachen? Why not check in at our boarding house at Elisabethstraße 13:

  • close to the City-Center
  • very good connection to us in the cluster production technology
  • room approx. 20m², completely furnished with kitchenette and private bathroom
Housing Elisabethstraße

Funding Opportunities

If you live/work in Germany, there are some opportunities for government funding of your continuing education. Financial and time support is offered, for example

  • the individual federal states (e.g. through Bildungsscheck or QualiCheck)
  • the education premium
  • the educational leave
Grant application

Inhouse Possibility

The course, or parts of it, would also be interesting for your entire team/your company? Then applies: our team for your team! We would be happy to advise you on the possibility of an inhouse course. Give us a call or write to us - we will tailor your further training to suit your needs!

Tanja Lux Business Development

Tanja Lux
Head of Business Development
Phone: +49 241 80 97860

Laura Noske Business Development

Laura Noske
Program Manager
Phone: +49 241 80 97865