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.

Study format:
Short Course | Summer School
3 weeks: July 30 - August 19, 2023
On campus
Credit Points:
4 ECTS (about 100 hours)
Course fees:
2,990 €
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Early Bird Discount: Complete your registration before March 1 and save 10% of the program fee!

Friends & Peers Discount: Convince a friend to participate with you and you both get 15% off the program fee!

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

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, management, and innovation at RWTH Aachen University – one of Europe’s leading science and research institutions. Benefit from high-value academic content, excellent hands-on classes and a strong network of industry partners.

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 for Future Industrial Applications?

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

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

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.

What's in for you?

  • 3 weeks RWTH classes
  • Supporting program with social activities
  • Comfortable stay including accommodation & meals
  • RWTH Certificate with 4 Credit Points (ECTS)
  • Highly international environment

Regular fee: 2,990 €

Friends & Peers: 2,540 €

Early Birds: 2,690 €

50% Scholarships available for highly qualified students - Only until March 15!

Students enrolled at a university located in one of the listed countries are eligible for a scholarship worth 1,495 €. Check out the conditions here.

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 via email.

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 | Summer School 2022

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