Summer School | Robotics and Innovation for Future Industries

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.

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks: July 14 - August 3, 2024
On campus
Credit Points:
4 ECTS (about 100 hours)
Course fees:
3,350 €
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10% Early Bird Discount*: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 335 €!
15% Friends & Peers Discount*: Convince a friend to participate with you and sae 500 € each!

*The discounts are not combinable.

Learn how to program robots for multiple purposes

  • Experience various types of stationary and mobile robots
  • Gain a theoretical understanding of lightweight industrial robots
  • Apply your knowledge in practical projects and exercises
  • Make use of different types of programming software and learn about sensors and their inaccuracy
  • Solve tasks like mapping, navigation, planning, and reasoning

Challenges in Mobile Robotics & Monte-Carlo Localization

Mapping & Path Planning

Planning with PDDL & Goal Reasoning with CLIPS

Fundamental Subjects in Industrial Robotics and Related Mechatronic Systems

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

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

We make sure that you get the most out of our network. For our program "Robotics and Innovation for Future Industries", we are cooperating with our longstanding partner KUKA AG, 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 Robotics and Innovation for Future Industries?

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 1,675 €. 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.

These three weeks in Aachen are an unforgettable experience for me. The students are coming from all over the world, and the exciting social events helped me get along with them. We motivated each other for deeper expertise in Aachen or other universities. I want to visit this lovely city again in the future.

Masaya Ikeda, Japan

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