Summer School | Robotics for Future Industrial Applications

This Online Course 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.

Aside from boosting your career, our Summer Schools provide you with an unforgettable opportunity for intercultural exchange. Gain insights into student life at RWTH Aachen University and network with German companies and organizations!

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks - August 2 to August 20, 2021
B.Sc./B.E. student, min. age 18 years
Credit Points:
90 Teaching Units
Course fees:
1,794 €

Upgrade your skills & have fun at the same time in our Summer School

The courses are highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

  • Online lectures & tutorials⁠
  • Exercises & project work
  • One institute visit
  • Calculations
  • Programming
  • Intercultural exchange & social events

Academic Content | Summer School

Our Summer Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insight into one of Germany’s Universities of Excellence. RWTH Aachen University is top-ranked and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content, excellent lectures and academic staff cooperations.

Program Outline | Online Course

The lectures on Robotics for Future Industrial Applications provide you with fundamental theoretical knowledge on lightweight industrial robots. First, you review the development and classification of robot manipulators. Then you work on the mobility of industrial robots and consider mathematical foundations for the position analysis. Since the theory based lectures are complemented by lab classes, you apply your acquired knowledge in practical projects. By using common software in robotics, you learn about sensors and their inaccuracy, solve tasks like mapping, navigation, planning and reasoning.

Academic Staff | Summer School 2021

The academic content has been carefully designed by the Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics (IGMR) and the Knowledge-Based System Group (KSBG) of RWTH Aachen University. IGMR's research areas include mechanism theory, kinematics, machine dynamics and vibration technology, robotics and mechatronics. The KBSG is concerned with topics in knowledge representation, artificial intelligence, and cognitive robotics.

The contents of the program may change. RWTH International Academy reserves the right to make changes to the organization, the staffing or the running of a program that have no major effect on the overall character of the program.

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

Experience international academic content, boost your career and have fun at the same time! You benefit from high-value academic content and also experience great social events.

We've come up with creative ways to include social events - not only in our on-campus Summer Schools, but also in the Online Courses. Therefore, you connect with the other participants, get to know the program managers with whom you can talk about the student life in Aachen, learn about the beautiful city and exchange cultural views and fun facts.

The program fees contain:

  • excellent teaching from RWTH Aachen
  • online lectures & tutorials
  • networking with professors
  • exercises & case studies
  • virtual social events
  • group work & self study
  • RWTH Certificate

Application Information | Online Course 2021

Are you ready to level up your studying? Upgrade your skills in one of our Online Courses this summer. Experience excellent academic content, boost your career and enjoy connecting with other participants from all over the world.

Early applications are encouraged. Please plan ahead to allow enough time for admission procedures and getting to know our online learning tools. Attention: We can only accept online applications.

Applicant's Profile | Online Course 2021

Multiple applications for different programs are possible.
You are welcome to apply if you:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • pursue your higher education
  • completed your 1st/2nd year of studies
  • study a degree related to our program
  • are proficient in the English language

Desirable previous knowledge for this course:
Desirable is basic knowledge in the following areas: Lecture „Artificial Intelligence“ (or objective evidence of equivalent knowledge), programming skills (C++ and/or Java) or interest in logic-based programming. Linux skills are beneficial.

We are glad to announce that we award scholarships for selected programs every year. Regarding our Summer Schools in 2022, applications will be accepted from December onwards!

The online courses in RWTH Aachen University in recent weeks have benefited me a lot. The teacher's explanation is very responsible and detailed. I hope I can better apply these knowledge in my future study and life, and welcome more students to join the course.

Xiaozhe Zhao, China | Online Course 2021

Detailed Topics Academic Content

In this Summer School, you learn how to deal with classical problems in Robotics:

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

Further Information & Downloads

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The Short Term Programs Team of RWTH International Academy is looking forward to welcoming you to Aachen or in our Online Courses! Should you have any questions about the programs, please get in touch:

Phone: +49 241 80 27693

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