Summer School | Robot Operating Systems Essentials

Dive into the fascinating world of robotics with our Summer School program, where you'll embark on a hands-on journey to build and control your very own delta robot. This course offers a comprehensive exploration of delta robot kinematics, assembly, and control mechanisms, including an introduction to the Robot Operating System (ROS), a crucial tool in modern robotics. From the fundamentals of robot construction to advanced control using both Arduino and ROS, you'll learn through practical, project-based sessions that culminate in a live demonstration of your robot. This unique program combines theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, empowering you to design, program, and implement a delta robot that responds to your commands.

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
2 weeks: June 23 - July 6, 2024
On campus
Credit Points:
3 ECTS (about 75 hours)
Course fees:
2,750 € (incl. your robot)
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10% Early Bird Discount*: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 275 €!
15% Friends & Peers Discount*: Convince a friend to participate with you and save 410 € each!

*The discounts are not combinable.

Build, Control and Take Home your own Delta Robot

  • Understand delta robot kinematics and control principles
  • Learn the delta robot building process, including material and component selection
  • Program the delta robot using Arduino for task execution
  • Debug and optimize robot performance for complex task execution
  • Comprehend the integration of hardware and software in robotic systems

Robot Operating Systems Essentials

Would you like to have credits accredited at your home university? A detailed module description is available here upon request.

Learn from our partner UNIVERSAL ROBOTS - A pioneer in the global industrial robot game!

We make sure that you get the most out of our network. For our program "Robot Operating Systems Essentials", we are cooperating with our longstanding partner Universal Robots one of the leading suppliers on the global market for industrial robots. Learn first-hand from experts and expand your own network!

What makes RWTH Summer Schools special?

Excellent learning environment

Through the variety of lectures, tutorials, case studies, and lab work RWTH pursues an integrated learning approach, in which students are the active drivers of knowledge discovery and application.

Academic and social supporting program

Get in touch with both research and industry at institute, lab and company visits. Besides that, enjoy city trips, sing karaoke, and have a BBQ with the other interational students your age.

Comfortable stay in the historic city of Aachen

Benefit from an all-around comfortable stay. Besides the course, your accommodation, transportation ticket and catering is included so that you can fully focus on learning and enjoying your time.

Official RWTH certificate with credit points

Stand out in the global job market and boost your career with a certificate from one of the most highly recognized technical universities in Germany, Europe and worldwide.

Are you interested in Robot Operating Systems Essentials?

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
  • proficient in the English language

Desirable is basic knowledge in technical mechanics, automation technology, robotics, mechatronics or computer science, programming skills (C++ and/or Java) or interest in logic-based programming. Linux skills are beneficial.

It is also beneficial if your study degree is related to this program.

50% Scholarships available for highly qualified students - Only until April 1!

Students enrolled at a university located in one of the listed countries are eligible for a scholarship worth 1,375 €. Check out the conditions here.

Further Information & Downloads

Download the info package, including:

  • Exemplary Weekly Schedule
  • Program Flyer & Brochure

In case you have any questions, feel free to send us an email or contact us via WhatsApp.

The Summer School at RWTH Aachen has broadened my perspective of engineering and has also opened many doors of career opportunities for me. The course was a good balance of fun and studies with several socializing events, where I got to meet a lot of interesting people. The company visit provided insights into real world application of what was learnt in class,, which I think was amazing.

Snega Manjini Natarajan, India

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