Summer School | Robotics for Future Industrial Applications

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.

No more registrations possible!

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks: Aug 01 - 19, 2022
On campus
Credit Points:
3 ECTS (about 90 hours)
Course fees:
2,990 €
RWTH Aachen University Certificate

Learn how to program robots for multiple purposes

This course is highly interactive and contain a lot of intensive and fun teamwork.

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

Benefit from excellent teaching of RWTH Aachen University

Our Summer Schools are uniquely designed for international students who want to gain insights into German engineering at RWTH Aachen – a top-ranked university and one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. You benefit from high-value academic content, excellent lecturers and a strong network of industry partners.

Robotics for Future Industrial Applications: Excursion

Program Outline | Summer School 2022

The lectures 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 and exercises. By using common software in robotics, you learn about sensors and their inaccuracy, solve tasks like mapping, navigation, planning and reasoning.

Presentation of a certificate of the RWTH International Academy

Your Lecturers | Summer School 2022

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.

What's included? Enjoy a comfortable stay in Aachen

With our all-inclusive package we provide our participants a carefree stay in the charming historic city of Aachen. The program fees of each on-campus program contain for example:

  • Accommodation (usually 3-or 4-bed rooms)
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekdays
  • A local public transportation ticket
  • Broad supporting program
  • Personal support from local mentors
  • Emergency contact
  • Certificate from RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Summer School students

Supporting Program & Intercultural Experience

To support the academic content of your program, we include a broad supporting program: Get in touch with excellent science and research through our institute, lab and company visits. Expand your network with international students, professors and German industry partners. During your time at RWTH you will not only gain insights into student life in Aachen, but also explore the short routes to other European cities. Become part of a global community and meet friends from all over the world.

No more registrations possible! Registrations for next year are possible as of November 01,2022.

Are you interested in our Summer School 2022?

Level up your skills and upgrade your CV in one of our programs this summer. Make the most out of your freetime and earn an RWTH certificate with 3 Credit Points (ECTS) for your outstanding effort. Besides, as a participant you create unforgettable memories.

Check out the requirements to participate

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
  • pursue your higher education
    - 1st/2nd year of studies completed
    - degree related to our program
  • are proficient in the English language

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.

It has been a pleasure to experience this Summer School at RWTH Aachen University. These two weeks has been amazing because I had the opportunity to meet friends from all around the world and the pleasure to attend a course since I have learned so much from very capable professors with a good knowledge in their field. I am looking forward to visit Aachen again in the near future.

Ulises Rau Espinoza , Peru | Summer School - Smart Electrical Power Systems

Detailed Topics of this Course

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

If you want to learn more about all relevant processes and check our scholarship opportunities, make sure to read through our formalities page. Do you have any other questions? Feel free to get in touch with us or check the FAQs.

Any further questions? We are always happy to help you!

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 27804

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